A Bronze Statue of Audie Murphy by Sculptor Jimilu Mason

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The bronze statue below is of Audie L. Murphy, and can be seen at the Cooper Gallery of Fine Art  in Lewisburg, WV.

 

 

 

Bronze statue of Audie Murphy

Audie L. Murphy bronze statute is by Sculptor Jimilu Mason

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?   Audie Murphy was the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II, and a well-known actor, who died tragically in an airplane accident in 1971.  He received every decoration for valor that this country had to offer plus 5 decorations presented to him by France and Belgium. Some may remember Audie Murphy as a well-known actor, and remember one of his 44 movies

 

Read about the decorations Audie Murphy received and see some great photos. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimilu Mason

 

Sculptor Jimilu Mason has done most of the vice presidents, presidents and many other distinguished people.  Many are in the Vice Presidents gallery in the DC Capitol building.  Her studio is in Italy, but she has a home in Alexandria, Virginia.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooper Gallery of Fine Art

122 E. Washington Street

Lewisburg, WV

304-645-6439 or 888-868-5129

 

 

If you want to know more about Audie Murphy, read the article “A life larger than legend”.

 

 

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Great minds must think alike - I just posted about the not-yet-constructed Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument to honor our most forgotten soldiers!  I also have a friend who visited Audie Murphy's grave in Arlington Sunday.  Great minds, right?  I love the emotion in Ms. Mason's sculpture - thanks for sharing!

September 07, 2010 08:55 PM #1
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Michael Bergin
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He was one of my heros as I was growing up. I read his biography and have seen the movie several times. Did you know that his widow had recently passed away? She was very active at the VA hospital in LA for many years, well up into her 80s.

September 07, 2010 08:56 PM #2
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Shelley, yes great minds think alike...:) 

bronze statue Michael, I scanned this from a post card from Cooper Gallery.  The 8' bronze figure of Audie Murphy by Jimilu Mason is at the Audie Murphy Memorial Hospital, San Antonio, TX

September 07, 2010 09:11 PM #3
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Rebecca, I so remember learning about Audie Murphy and watching his movies.  I was unaware of the statue.  It is incredible.

September 07, 2010 09:30 PM #4
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Rebecca - what a nice tribute to the artist and Audie Murphy. Have heard the name but did not know any of the history. I hope you shared this with the artist. Jimilu is a very talented sculptor. The details are impressive.

Jeff

September 07, 2010 11:05 PM #5
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Great statue of Audie Murphy...........remember him well from the movies and all of his decorations from WWII................awesome sculpture of him.

September 07, 2010 11:37 PM #6
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Rebecca, a great statue to an American Hero!  His accomplishments are astonishing!

September 08, 2010 12:44 AM #7
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Believe it or not I have never even heard of Audie Murphy. I guess I need a little history lesson!!

September 08, 2010 08:12 AM #8
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MaryKay, I learned a lot more about Audie Murphy since writing this post.

Jeff, good suggestion I will ask the gallery to forward this post on to Jimilu.

Roger, I vaguely remember his movies, and enjoyed reading about all his decorations.

Tony, his accomplishments truly are astonishing.

Bill, go to some of the links and get a history lesson :)

 

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Thank you for spreading the word about Audie and sharing your pix. Read his book To Hell and Back, the movie didn't show enough of his amazing feats due to the fact they thought no one would believe he actually did what he did. Also check out www.audiemurphy.com for a lot of good info and meeting other Audie fans. Check out the Audie Murphy/Amnerican Cotton Museum in Greenville,Tx. They have a wonderful statue of Audie in front and they celebrate Audie Murphy Days every June. A great group of people at the museum.

Audie for ever my hero

September 08, 2010 07:27 PM #10
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ruxy, thanks for commenting and for the links on Audie Murphy sites. I learned a lot about him by writing this post.

September 08, 2010 09:17 PM #11
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Mickey McCoy
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Rebecca, I need to stop in at the Gallery on First Fridays. The statue is awesome.

September 14, 2010 12:56 PM #12
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Thanks Mickey...stop in and see the gallery soon.

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