Fitz-Greene Halleck

Fitz-Greene Halleck memorializes the 19th-century poet and essayist most known for his satirical and romantic verse. His was the first statue of an American in Central Park.

The sculpture was commissioned after Halleck’s death in 1867 by newspaper publisher and Central Park proponent William Cullen Bryant, and General James Grant Wilson. It was created by James MacDonald, a well-regarded artist of his time who famously created the General Custer statue at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Fitz Greene Halleck


Mid-Park at 66th Street

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