Kiener Memorial Fountain and Runner Statue

Overview for Kiener Memorial Fountain and Runner Statue in Kiener Plaza

Photo by Paul Sableman Title: Kiener Plaza
Source: Paul Sableman


Reservations: Kiener Memorial Fountain and Runner Statue cannot be reserved.

Park: Kiener Plaza


The Runner is a work from Lithuanian-born immigrant William Zorach.

Zorach Gorfinkel was born in 1889 into a Lithuanian Jewish family as the eighth of ten children, Zorach (then his given name) emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894.

Not only was the sculptor a Jewish artist, but the model for the "Runner" statue was Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, now spiritual leader of the Central Synagogue in New York City. He posed as the lithe young runner when he was a 22-year-old rabbin


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