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Charles Marega

CHARLES MAREGA (1871-1939) This Italian-Canadian sculptor created a number of outstanding monuments in the three decades after his arrival in British Columbia in 1909. Working first in the Beaux-Arts ...

CHARLES MAREGA (1871-1939)
 
This Italian-Canadian sculptor created a number of outstanding monuments in the three decades after his arrival in British Columbia in 1909. Working first in the Beaux-Arts style and later in Art Deco, Marega established a presence for sculpture within the developing West Coast artistic community, where he helped to found both the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver School of Decorative and Applied Arts. The handsome lions of Lions Gate Bridge, his final contribution to public art in the city, are renowned among the many Vancouver icons fashioned by this master artist.


The plaque text is in English, French and Italian.  The image shows only the English text.  Newspaper report about the background and unveiling in 2017: https://www.nsnews.com/in-the-community/here-be-lions-honouring-the-legacy-of-lions-gate-bridge-sculptor-3064556

Parks Canada plaque to honour Charles Marega (at the Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC)

Submitted by Luke Shwart

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