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Martin Luther King, Jr. (Wilson)

Martin Luther King, Jr.
bronze bust
Year 1986 (1986)
Type patinated Bronze
Location Washington, D.C., United States
Owner Architect of the Capitol

Martin Luther King, Jr. is a public sculpture by American artist John Wilson located at the United States Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C., United States.


  • Description 1
  • Artist 2
  • Information 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The bust depicts Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a contemplative and peaceful mood, looking slightly downward, patinated to match the black marble base. [1]


John Wilson, born in 1922 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He graduated from Tufts University in 1947. He was professor of art at Boston University from 1964 to 1986. [1]


The bust was unveiled in the Rotunda, on January 16, 1986, by Coretta Scott King, their four children and Christine King Farris.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.". Architect of the Capitol. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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