LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The American sculptor whose Confederate monument is one of two set for removal in Virginia has several of his works in New York state, including a pair bookending a popular Adirondack lake.
New York City native Charles Keck was a prominent sculptor in the first half of the 20th century. Examples of his work can be found in public places from Manhattan to South America.
In 1939, his bronze of Father Isaac Jogues (johgz) was unveiled near the southern end of Lake George. The French Jesuit priest was the first European to see the lake in 1640s. Fifteen years earlier, his Liberty Monument was dedicated in Ticonderoga, on the lake’s northern end.
The city council in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted Tuesday night to remove a Keck’s statue of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from a public park.