Category Archives: sculptors

Another York-Baltimore tie in the news

This post is intended only to show once more an example of finding a thread that leads back to York County in many stories, past and present, often where not expected. I am not soliciting anyone’s opinion on recent events, … Continue reading

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York Post Office statues remind us to be thankful

                                        You might have noticed, in person or on the news, that the Thanksgiving historical marker, across from the York County … Continue reading

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Sculpture celebrates end of World War II in a big way

I have to stretch the York County, Pa. history connection a bit for this post, but I can do it. First, in one of my recent posts on the York County World War II USO, I mentioned that my former … Continue reading

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York’s Thanksgiving themed statues still standing tall at the East York post office

I was in the East York post office the other day for the first time in a while. I was very pleased to see the black walnut Thanksgiving statues proudly standing in the lobby on their marble bases. It is … Continue reading

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York Native Charles Rudy’s Sculpture at Brandywine River Museum

1940s photo of The Letter As I looked down a passage Sunday at the Brandywine River Museum, I gave a little gasp. There in front of me was Charles Rudy’s sculpture The Letter. I only knew it from photos that … Continue reading

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More Works of York Native Sculptor Charles Rudy

Charles Rudy’s Noah on Bronx Post Office Yesterday I asked an artist friend if he remembered York born and raised sculptor Charles Rudy. He not only remembered him, but he had taken a sculpture class that Rudy taught at the … Continue reading

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Artist Charles Rudy, Native of York, Was Very Talented and Versatile

Charles Rudy working on Penn War Memorial I really enjoyed researching Charles Rudy for my recent York Sunday News column. (See below for full column.) There is a sizable file on Rudy at the York County Heritage Trust Library/Archives. It … Continue reading

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York Native Artist Finds New Use for Sculpture

“Pekin Drake,” sculpture by Charles Rudy I have been doing research for a future York Sunday News column on York born and raised sculptor, Charles Rudy. I’ll share more on his life and works later, but considering the weather conditions … Continue reading

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York Post Office Statues Show Spiritual Side

York Post Office Sculptures A recent post on the sculptures inside the front doors of the downtown York Post Office dwelt on their artistic and historical value. I received an email from a friend pointing out their spiritual qualities. Click … Continue reading

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York Post Office Big Deal for Whole County

March, 1961 Gazette & Daily photos of Thanksgiving statues. (See end of post for current photos of the sculptures.) Some years ago my husband or I picked up a rectangular glass paperweight at a local antique mall. The label pasted … Continue reading

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