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Statue / monument of Taras Shevchenko in Washington DC by Sculptor Leo Mol  Subject: Taras Shevchenko
 Year: 1964
 Sculptor: Leo Mol
 Location: Dupont Circle
( P Street & 22nd )

Shevchenko (1814-1861) was a Ukrainian poet, born a serf, who was sentenced to prison for his writings, where he died after four years' confinement. Not particularly well-known in the United States, he seems to have been selected on the basis of one line in which he expresses the wish that the Ukraine had a George Washington.

The statue was commissioned by a group of Ukrainian nationalists and was unveiled by President Eisenhower. Selections from his poetry appear on the steles that make up the rest of the memorial.

Photos and text copyright © 2001 Jean K. Rosales and Michael R. Jobe, All Rights Reserved

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