Sabin Howard: Sculptor for the National World War I Memorial

National World War I Memorial

On January 26, 2016, the World War 1 Memorial Commission announced the selection of the World War 1 Memorial Design Time and Concept. Architect Joe Weishaar and Sculptor Sabin Howard’s design THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE was chosen for the National World War 1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C.

Sabin is beyond honored to be a part of this memorial that honors the more than 4,000,000 American men and women who served in uniform, and the 116,000 people from the United States who gave their lives, in the Great War.

Mr. Weishaar’s design includes long bronze walls covered with bas reliefs; these are being executed by Sabin Howard, based on his design concept drawings. The intention for the artwork is to educate the public and to commemorate those who served in the war.

One of the great strengths of this design is that it preserves the park as a park, and it integrates seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhood.

This design has now passed all agency approvals; with the blessing of the National Park Service, ground was broken at Pershing Park in November, 2019.

Sabin commenced principal sculpture for the National WWI Memorial on August 26, 2019.

Follow the making of the National WWI Memorial at .

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This video was part of the design presentation to the Washington Commission of Fine Arts, who unanimously approved the concept on July 19, 2018.

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WW1 Memorial Design Announcement

In front of the WW1 Commission


Sabin Howard sculptures are classical figures that feel thoroughly modern while recalling the mastery of the Renaissance and ancient Greece.


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