A tribute to Edward M. Bannister

Edward Bannister’s contributions to Providence are countless and significant.  Now, the Providence Art Club has undertaken the ultimate tribute to Mr. Bannister by creating a life-size statue of him that will sit at Market Square on the Providence River.

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Mockup with a wax maquette of full-size sculpture by sculptor, Gage Prentiss in its anticipated location in Market Square.

“Sitting on a bench at Market Square, looking out at the Providence River, sketching in his sketchbook, I will capture a moment Edward Bannister repeated countless times in his life. The sculpture and plaque will create an encounter with him where people can sit and pose for pictures, whet their curiosity about his art, and enjoy the wonder and whimsy of imagining who this person was from the past. I want to help elevate him in Providence and beyond.” – Gage Prentiss, Sculptor of the Bannister Sculpture

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