Title

Let Us Beat Swords Into Ploughshares

Gift ID: 
013G

Bronze statue representing the figure of a man holding a hammer in one hand and, in the other, a sword which he is making into a plough share, symbolizing man's desire to put an end to war and convert the means of destruction into creative tools for the benefit of all mankind.  The sculpture is approximately 9' tall. The sculptor, Vuchetich, was born in 1908, received the honorary title of the USSR People's Artist.  His work, Let Us Beat Swords into Plough shares, received the highest award - the Grand Prix diploma at the Brussels World Exhibition of 1958.

Location (Building): 
Exterior Grounds
Donor Country: 
USSR
Artist or Maker: 
Vuchetich, Evgeniy
Exterior Ground Floor: 
North Garden
Dimensions: 
"Figure: 111 x 76 x 35 in., Pedestal: 44 x 75 x 34 in."
Donation Date: 
December 4, 1959
Medium: 
sculpture
Categories: 
Sculpture