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George Maitland Stanley
Birth: Apr. 26, 1903
Acadia Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 11, 1970
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Sculptor. His key works are in the sleek Art Deco style of the 1920s and 1930s. Stanley moved as a child to California and spent his youth in the city of Watsonville. He studied sculpture at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles (1923 to 1926), where he then taught from 1926 to 1942. In 1927 the newly formed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences chose Stanley to sculpt a statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader's sword, based on a sketch by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons. With the exception of the base, the original Oscar statuette has never been changed. He was one of six artists who created the "Astronomers Monument" (1934) in front of the Griffith Observatory, contributing the statue of Sir Isaac Newton. In 1940 Stanley completed his masterpiece, "Sculpture of the Muse of Music, Dance and Drama", located at the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl. Carved from granite, it stands 22 feet tall and 200 feet wide. In later years Stanley continued to accept commissions for public works in the Los Angeles area, as well as from private patrons. (bio by: Louis Mata) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Freedom Mausoleum, columbarium of Independence, lot O, space 33106
 
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Originally Created by: Louis Mata
Record added: Feb 28, 2012
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George Maitland Stanley
Added by: Louis Mata
 
George Maitland Stanley
Added by: Louis Mata
 
George Maitland Stanley
Added by: Louis Mata
 
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He also sculpted the relief over the Wilshire Blvd. entrance of Bullock's Department Store
- Bernard Johnson
 Added: Feb. 22, 2014
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