|Artist/Maker||Lee Oscar Lawrie (1877 - 1963)|
|Date||Modeled 1950, Carved 1950|
|Dimensions||h. 33 x w. 68.5 in. ( h. 83.8 x w. 174 cm)|
|Credit Line||U.S. Senate Collection|
The relief of Patriotism was carved on location in the U.S. Capitol in 1950, during the remodeling of the Senate Chamber. The piece was one of three sculptural panels designed for the Chamber by Maryland artist Lee Lawrie, who supervised their completion based on his models. Patriotism was carved by Louis Milione of Philadelphia.
Lawrie, who was born in Germany but moved to the United States at a young age, executed more than 300 sculptural commissions in his lifetime. Lawrie’s marble reliefs of Courage and Wisdom are also located in the Senate Chamber.