six female figures that flank the entrance to the Hall
of State building at Dallas’ Fair
Park are the work of Raoul
Josset and Lawrence Tenney Stevens. The 20 foot statues (on 12
foot pedestals) face each other and represent the five nations (and
one would-be nation) that are more frequently represented by the “six
flags” of Texas.
Although they first appear to be the work of a single artist, the
six figures are the work of two: Raoul
Josset, the Franco-American, Dallas-based sculptor formed the
representative forms for Mexico, Spain and France while American sculptor
Lawrence Tenney Stevens designed the women representing Spain, The
Confederacy and the Republic of Texas.
where the statues stand starts at the corner of Parry and Exposition.
Actually, 100 yards or so into the park, as you cannot enter at that
point. Northeast corner of the fair grounds." - Mike
detail mounted on the building above the statue Tejas Warrior is by
sculptor Harry Lee Gibson. The figure, representing Texas, is shaded
by the state tree - the pecan. The owl (wisdom) clasps a key in its
talons, representing knowledge and prosperity.