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Date

2-1973

Description

This bronze statue, entitled “Joyride” was made by Franta Belsky, who moved to England from Czechloslavakia in 1938. The modern statue, a mother playfully carrying her child, was unveiled in 1958 in the Stevenage Town Square. Stevenage is one of England’s “new towns”, and Belsky was commissioned in 1957 by the Development Corporation to commemorate the towns growth.

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http://www.ourstevenage.org.uk/page_id__29_path__0p4p43p.aspx

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7H4D_Joy_Ride_Stevenage_New_Town

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Artist

Creator 3 Dates

1921-2000

Building Type

Public sculpture

Building Style

Modernism

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Monuments -- Sculpture -- Hertforshire -- Stevenage;

Country Name

England

Region Name

Hertfordshire

City Name

Stevenage

Keywords

Franta Belsky; urban beautification; arts;

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