Public Art

Robert Burns

By Robert Aitken
Category: Statue


Robert Burns had no connection to Washington University, but he was the favorite poet of many of the trustees, who formed the Burns Club of St. Louis. The heroic, 8-foot-high bronze statue was erected under the auspices of the Burns Club on the occasion of Burns’ 170th birthday.

Dimensions: 8′ x 2′ x 2′
Year Completed: 1928
Material: Bronze with granite pedestal
Owner: Washington University
Donor: Burns Society of St. Louis

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