Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Vanquished Race

4201 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Djey El Djey, whose real name was Djey Owens, sculpted the Native American in “The Vanquished Race” after it was commissioned in 1936. Djey also worked on the “Astronomers Monument” at Griffith Observatory. Those two projects where the largest projects he worked on in the WPA. “The Vanquished Race” is at the Thomas Starr King Middle School. The figure is six feet tall and is cast from concrete. Djey completed this project in 1938 and in 2000 the school was given ten thousand dollars in order to protect the sculpture. The Los Angeles Unified School District owns the sculpture.

1 comment:

  1. You did such a nice job with this. I wish you were still active. I hope you're well. Michael Ryerson