Henry Lion (1900-1966), born and raised on a farm in Fresno, was the son of Armenian immigrants. From 1920 to 1924, he studied under Julia Bracken Wendt at the Otis Art Institute, where he was judged the best student in the sculpture department. Lion's other works in Los Angeles are the doors to the Los Angeles City Hall, the eagle medallion on the Federal Courthouse, the Cabrillo statue in San Pedro, the Pioneer Fountain in Carthay Circle and the Power of Water fountain in Lafayette Park.
The text has been provided courtesy of Michael Several, Los Angeles, March 1999.
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