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September 8, 2021

New exhibit highlights the impact of sculptors George and Gerard Tsutakawa on Seattle's Urban Landscape

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Photo courtesy of Gerard Tsutakawa [enlarge]
“The Mitt” outside T-Mobile park is perhaps Gerard Tsutakawa’s most well known work.

A new exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in the International District (719 S King St) celebrates the works of sculptors George and Gerard Tsutakawa and their impact on Seattle's urban landscape. You would be hard pressed to spend an afternoon in the emerald city and not run into one of their creations. George, Gerard's father, is best known for his fountains, such as the Central Library's “Fountain of Wisdom,” built in 1960. George built many iconic fountains for the city and other communities in Washington, the majority in the 60's and 70's. He passed away in 1997. In his lifetime, he created more than 75 major fountain sculptures, in silicon bronze, stainless steel and aluminum.

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