Title: Robert Burns
Artist: Ferenc Varga
Medium: Bronze (sculpture), Granite (pedestal)
Location: Hermann Park
The International Sculpture Garden is home to a bust of the man many consider the National Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. It is made of bronze and is displayed on a granite pedestal. It is the work of Hungarian-American sculptor Ferenc Varga and has been on display in Hermann Park since 2002.
Burns was born in Alloway, Scotland, in 1759, and spent his early years in education and farming. He took up poetry as a teenager and became a great success, often writing in the Scots dialect. He contributed to an anthology of traditional Scottish songs, and is credited with saving a part of world culture that had been in danger of being lost forever. He died at the age of 37.
Art In Parks is Funded by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance