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Art by State: West Virginia

Art by State: West Virginia

The listing below groups art, artists and architectural elements by state. This list is a work in progress and is not comprehensive. Select a state from the list to learn more about the elements from that state:

Art by State: West Virginia

West Virginia
Art/
Architecture
LocationDescription
Statue

Francis Harrison Pierpont (Governor, “Father of West Virginia”)

Statue

John E. Kenna (Representative, Senator)

State Seal

plaster relief

Last Updated: November 02, 2012