Romeo and Juliet, Central Park, New York City Adult Apron
Romeo and Juliet are forever immortalized in this beautiful sculpture located in Central Park, New York City. Here they are in the sun, locked in a passionate kiss.
Some history and context for this sculpture: "Sculpted by Martin Hebald, this sculpture of Romeo and Juliet sits outside of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park which typically features Shakepeare's plays.
Milton Hebald was born in New York City on May 24, 1917. He studied at several New York art schools, starting at the age of ten, including the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design and the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. In New York City he taught at the Art Students League, The Cooper Union, American Artists School, and privately.
Twenty-three of his works are displayed in public in New York City. His major work is a 220-foot (67 m) , 12-piece "Zodiac Screen" which he sculpted in 1960. At the time it was the largest sculpture in the world, commissioned by Pan-American Airlines for its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and now owned and stored by the New York Port Authority.