Simón Bolívar: C59
b. Caracas, Venezuela • d. near
Santa Marta, Colombia
Sculptor: Sally James Farnham
1869-1943 • USA
Gift from the government of Venezuela
Along Central Park South, is this elevated statue of Simón Bolívar, the South American revolutionary, military leader, and politician.
Known as "The Liberator" he is credited with achieving the independence of five countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
Mounted on his horse while pulling its reins, he appears to stride bravely as his cape flows against the wind.