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Solon

Overview 

Solon (c. 638-559 B.C.) Athenian statesman. Author of constitutional and legal reforms.

Brenda Putnam
Artist

Marble, 28" dia.
1950
House Chamber
​​U.S. Capitol

Solon

The 23 marble relief portraits over the gallery doors of the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol depict historical figures noted for their work in establishing the principles that underlie American law. They were installed when the chamber was remodeled in 1949-1950.

Last Updated: February 05, 2016