- Donald De Lue
De Lue studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and later served as an assistant to sculptors Richard Recchia and Robert P.Baker. This was followed by five years in Paris where he continued his study, while working as an assistant to various French artists. He returned to the United States where he was engaged by Bryant Baker.
In 1941, De Lue won a competition to create sculpture for the Philadelphia Post Office and from then on he stopped being an assistant for other artists and only worked on his own commissions and creations.
De Lue's works can be found in many museums across America. Like many other sculptors of his generation, De Lue executed several architectural works. He was also a prolific designer of medals and medallions.
De Lue taught at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City during the early 1940s. In 1960 he won two Henry Hering Awards, given by the National Sculpture Society for outstanding collaboration between a sculptor and an architect for his Omaha Beach Memorial in Normandy, France and for the Stations of the Cross at the Loyola Jesuit Seminary in Shrub Oak, New York.
In his later years Donald and his wife Naomi (who served as a model for many De Lue statues) lived in Leonardo, New Jersey, a small shore town with a bayside beach and long-distance view of lower Manhattan. De Lue cited the 23rd Psalm and the words "He leadeth me beside the still waters..." as the inspiration by which he arrived in Leonardo from New York City. Although he continued to maintain his NYC apartment, it was in his Leonardo studio that many of his largest statues were made. One of the last was a commission by a private individual intended for the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The bigger-than-life statue of Bowie, Travis and Crockett was considered "too violent" by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas for placement in a sacred chapel. A compromise was sought, that the statue be installed outside the building in the large courtyard rather than inside. DeLue and his patron, a wealthy Texan, preferred the statue be installed in the interior space for which it was made. Unfortunately, the impasse was never resolved in De Lue's lifetime.
Donald and Naomi De Lue are buried in Old Bridge, New Jersey.
- Triton Fountain, Federal Reserve Bank Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1941
- Harvey Firestone Memorial, Akron, Ohio, 1950
- Spirit of American Youth, figures of France and America and urns, U.S. Battle Monument, St. Laurent, Normandy, France, 1953-1956
- George Washington as a Mason, New Orleans, Louisiana 1960, Wallingford, Connecticut 1965, Detroit, Michigan 1966, Alexandria, Virginia 1966, Lansing, Michigan 1982, Indianapolis, Indiana 1987, Flushing, New York
- Boy Scout Memorial,  Washington, DC, 1963
- Rocket Thrower, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City, 1964
- Special Warfare Memorial Statue ("Bronze Bruce") at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1968
- The Mountaineer, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1971
- Louisiana State Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield, 1971
- Mississippi State Monument, Gettysburg Battlefield, 1973
- Thomas Jefferson, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, 1975
- Quest Eternal, Boston Prudential Center, 1967
Comprehensive List of Public Monuments by Donald De Lue at www.sculptor.org 
- Alchemist, University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry Building, 1940
- Eagles, United States Court House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1941
- Law and Justice, Post Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1941
- Goode, James M. The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1974
- Kvaran, Einar Einarsson, Architectural Sculpture in America, unpublished manuscript
- Nishiura, Elizabeth, editor, American Battle Monuments: A Guide to Military Cemeteries and Monuments Maintained By the American Battle Monuments Commission, Omnigraphics Inc., Detroit, Michigan 1989
- Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 1968
- ^ Howlett, D. Roger, The Sculpture of Donald De Lue: Gods, Prophets and Heroes, David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, 1990
- ^ Statue of Triton by Donald De Lue, 1941, Federal Reserve Bank Building, Philadelphia
- ^ Spirit of American Youth by Donald De Lue, 1953-1956, at the U.S. Battle Monument, St. Laurent, Normandy, France
- ^ View of George Washington as a Mason by Donald De Lue, 1960, installed in Detroit 1966
- ^ Statue / Monument of Boy Scout Memorial in Washington DC by Sculptor Donald DeLue, 1963
- ^ Smithsonian Art Inventories Catalog, item IAS 76009553
- ^ Rocket Thrower by Donald De Lue, 1964, at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, New York City
- ^ The Mountaineer by Donald De Lue, 1971, on the campus of West Virginia University, Morgantown
- ^ Louisiana State Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park by Donald De Lue, 1971
- ^ Mississippi State Monument at Gettysburg National Military Park by Donald De Lue, 1973
- ^ Thomas Jefferson by Donald De Lue, 1975, at Wichita State University, Kansas
- ^ Quest Eternal
- ^ Comprehensive List of Public Monuments by Donald De Lue
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
LUE — may refer to:* Tyronn Lue (born 1977), American professional basketball player * Dai Lue (or Tai Lue), one of the 56 recognized ethnic groups of China * Donald De Lue (1897–1988), American sculptor * Life, the Universe and Everything , a book by… … Wikipedia
Donald-Olivier Sié — Personal information Full name Donald Olivier Sié Date of birth April 3, 1970 ( … Wikipedia
Donald-Olivier Sie — Donald Olivier Sié Donald Olivier Sié est un ancien footballeur de Côte d Ivoire, né le 3 avril 1970, et évoluant au poste d ailier. Biographie Donald Olivier Sié a débuté à l ASEC Mimosas d Abidjan avant de s expatrier dans le championnat… … Wikipédia en Français
Donald-Olivier Sié — est un ancien footballeur de Côte d Ivoire, né le 3 avril 1970, et évoluant au poste d ailier. Biographie Donald Olivier Sié a débuté à l ASEC Mimosas d Abidjan avant de s expatrier dans le championnat japonais durant une saison. À son retour il… … Wikipédia en Français
Sie Donald Olivier — Donald Olivier Sié Donald Olivier Sié est un ancien footballeur de Côte d Ivoire, né le 3 avril 1970, et évoluant au poste d ailier. Biographie Donald Olivier Sié a débuté à l ASEC Mimosas d Abidjan avant de s expatrier dans le championnat… … Wikipédia en Français
Rocket Thrower — Infobox Sculpture title = Rocket Thrower artist = Donald De Lue year = 1897 10 05 1988 08 26 type = Bronze sculpture height = inch = city = New York City museum = The Rocket Thrower is a bronze sculpture located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in … Wikipedia
1964 New York World's Fair — View of the New York World s Fair from the observation towers of the New York State Pavilion; the Unisphere is at the left The 1964/1965 New York World s Fair was the third major world s fair to be held in New York City. Hailing itself as a… … Wikipedia
Mariners' Church — For other uses, see Mariner s Church (disambiguation). Mariners Church U.S. National Register of Historic Places … Wikipedia
Minoru Yamasaki — Born December 1, 1912(1912 12 01) Seattle, Washington, United States Died February 7, 1986(1986 02 07) (aged 73) Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States Nationality … Wikipedia
Flushing Meadows–Corona Park — For the film named Flushing Meadows, see Flushing Meadows (film). Flushing Meadows Corona Park View of the New York State Pavilion and the Unisphere. Type Public park Location … Wikipedia