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Fountainhead Figures

Rene Paul Chambellan

American. 1893 - 1955

East ends of the Six Pools in the Channel Gardens

Amongst the greenery of the Channel Gardens are six fountainhead sculptures gushing broad streams of water. The large female fountainheads are the gentle mermaids Nereids, mythological daughters of the benevolent sea god Nereus, while the male figures are Tritons, attendants of the sea gods. Sitting aside fanciful fish, Chambellan’s sculptures are, from Fifth Avenue towards the lower rink, Leadership, Will, Thought, Imagination, Energy and Alertness.

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