Artist: Marc Mellon (American, b. 1951)
Title: Don Quixote
Dimensions: 24″ x 14″ x 8″
Location in Library: First floor
Owner: The Brooklyn College Library Collection.
Gift of Marc Mellon. © Marc Mellon
Mellon is well known for his expressive portrait busts and commemorative statues of prominent figures, such as former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Theodore Roosevelt, Pope John Paul II, Winston Churchill, and President Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan. He is also recognized for capturing motion and balance in his sculptures of legendary figures from the worlds of dance and sports. The artist says, “My sculptures are meant to move and uplift the spirit.”