Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography


This is the second day of the Three Rivers Art Festival and the weather is holding up.  The festival is so big I decided to break up my posts into little segments.  Today I would like to feature the Sculptures by Seward Johnson.

Best known for his life-sized cast bronze sculptures of ordinary people expressed through contemporary life situations, Johnson’s works bring a sense of humor, sincerity, creativity, and genuine intrigue to the hustle and bustle of everyday living, with a grace and charm not usually seen.

Since 1951, Laurel Foundation has been striving to find ways to make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play.  This summer, the Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition of sculptures by the American artist Seward Johnson as a way to recognize the arts as a catalyst for public interaction, enjoyment and enrichment.  The fifteen sculptures are from Johnson’s “Man On The Street” series.  ( This information was taken from a booklet given out at the festival)

I hope these sculptures bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart.




  1. This is an absolutely wonderful share, Francine. Mr. Steward is definitely talented. The detail in his work is amazing, right down to the buttons on the couples sweaters, the lines in the faces, and the various poses he has chosen to represent various people going about their day. I hope his work remains up permanently. It is no unquestionably an asset to the city. Thank you for taking the time to take so many photos and to make up this lovely video. You did an excellent job. Have a wonderful day tomorrow, dear. It looks like you already did that today. Good for you. 🙂

  2. They did indeed Francine. So real! My favourite, Contact.

  3. What an interesting collection, Francine. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  4. They seem so real! Loved Taxi!

  5. Nice video, Francine.

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