Thomas Crawford

Green-Wood will honor artist Thomas Crawford. Crawford, the creator of the Capitol’s 19.5′ high Freedom statue, was buried in obscurity in the family vault of his wife, Louisa Ward.  Green-Wood acquired Crawford’s The Babes in the Wood which will be installed beneath an enclosure at Crawford’s crypt by early next year.

Green-Wood has identified around 430 artists buried there and owns over 300 works of art representing 165 of them, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vestie Davis and Eastman Johnson. In recent years, Green-Wood has also marked the grave of William Holbrook Beard with a work by Dan Ostermiller, past NSS president, and the grave of George Catlin with a work by NSS Fellow John Coleman.

Read more about Crawford and Green-Wood in Hyperallergic.