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Herron Avenue and Milwaukee Street

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City of Pittsburgh, Hill District, limestone

Artwork Type

Permanent, Sculpture



Thaddeus Mosley


Owner City of Pittsburgh
ADA Services The sculpture is circled by a sidewalk, paved path.

The limestone sculpture was commissioned as part of the construction of the Martin Luther King Jr. Reading Room, part of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh system until 2005. Artist Mosley was influenced by the ideals of King in the creation of this work. 

Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926) is a Pittsburgh-based sculptor who primarily uses wood and found objects. His work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburch Center for the Arts, the Cue Art Foundation Fallery, the Three Rivers Arts Festival and the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild. A documentary about Mosley's life, entitledThaddeus Mosley: Sculptor was recently completed by filmmaker, Kenneth Love.