I've always admired this piece,
I can only give it a glance
while turning onto Belmont
from Lake Shore Drive.
What a contrast with the elegant, severe
St. Gaudens' equestrian in Grant Park.
This one is more earthy,
From what I've seen so far,
it's my favorite American equestrian,
and my favorite Borglum -
and an improvement over his
earlier version for Washington D.C.
Gutzon Borglum did the piece when he was 55 - about
five years before starting Mt. Rushmore.
the piece is surrounded by some
of the ugliest architecture
Chicago has to offer.