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FREEING ART FROM WOOD: The Sculpture of Leslie Garland Bolling
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Freeing Art From Wood

An Ordinary Life

Few Things This Side of Heaven …

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As with his figures of working people, Bolling captured the grace, strength, and beauty of athletes. He based the sculptures on people he knew from his Jackson Ward neighborhood.

Titles with an asterisk (*) were displayed in the exhibition at the Library of Virginia. The PDF symbol indicates catalog entries and images for works discovered after April 1, 2006. Click on the PDF symbol (Adobe PDF) to access the entries on these recent discoveries. Exhibited works known before that date are published in the catalog, Freeing Art from Wood: The Sculpture of Leslie Garland Bolling, available from the Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia, or online.

This list of titles was compiled from exhibition pamphlets and catalogs, published reviews and articles, and correspondence.

Boxer [Wild Cat]Boxer [Wild Cat]*
Photograph courtesy of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of American Negro Arts and Letters, Beinecke Library, Yale University
Shot PutterShot Putter  Adobe PDF
Ca. 1935
Courtesy of an anonymous lender. Photography by Pierre Courtois, LVA
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