Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Sculptor: Penelope Jencks
  • Dedicated: 1996
  • Medium and size: Bronze (8 feet), leaning against a granite boulder
  • Location: Riverside Park at 72nd Street
  • Subway: 1, 2, 3 to 72nd Street

Eleanor Roosevelt

Different Generations, Shared Ideals

Eleanor & JFK

Above: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) chatting with President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).  

Cross References

  • The episode on La Guardia focuses on his role as mayor of New York City.
  • For more works by Penelope Jencks, see her website.
  • Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan has more about judging a portrait sculpture based on the subject's philosophy vs. the esthetic quality of the piece, and an excerpt from the New York Times obituary of Eleanor Roosevelt (1962).

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