Maiden Statues by Edmond Amateis in the Broderie

These three maidens by Edmond Amateis originally stood in the walled garden on the Mellon estate, now Mellon Park, where Mr. Amateis also designed the fountain. They left empty niches behind them, but they have been happy here in Phipps for years, where they are a charming feature of the Broderie.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.



Neptune stands guard over the Water Garden at Phipps Conservatory.

Cameras: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3 and Olympus E-20n.

Panther by Giuseppe Moretti

Four panthers by Giuseppe Moretti decorate the ends of the Panther Hollow Bridge. Below we see the signature of the artist in the bronze.

Camera: Kodak EasyShare Z1485 IS.


Giuseppe Moretti’s statue of Hygeia, goddess of health and proper hand-washing, stands as a memorial to physicians from Allegheny County who served in the First World War.

Camera: Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3.

Robert Burns by J. Massey Rhind

This is one of several Robert Burns statues that J. Massey Rhind made for various cities in the United States. Pittsburgh’s was sponsored by Andrew Carnegie and other prominent Pittsburghers of Scots ancestry.

Cameras: above, Konica-Minolta DiMAGE Z3; below, Olympus E-20n.

Welcome Sculptures by Giuseppe Moretti at the Highland Avenue Entrance to Highland Park


One of Pittsburgh’s two most famous and most prolific sculptors (the other being Frank Vittor), Giuseppe Moretti decorated the entrances to Highland Park with extraordinary bronzes. Note that these two opposite figures are matching but entirely different: Moretti sculpted them from two different models and posed them differently, thus making literally twice as much work for himself as an ordinary sculptor would.

Decorations on the Rear of the Westinghouse Memorial

The Westinghouse Memorial is one of our best works of public art, and the thoroughness of the execution is one of the best things about it. It is meant to be seen from the front, but if you wander behind it you will find, not a blank wall, but lovingly detailed bronze decorations that almost no one ever sees.

Camera: Olympus E-20n.