Charles Albert Lopez: The Sprinter Sculpture from The Met Museum


Molded directly from the original, our sculpture reproduces a work by Charles Albert Lopez (American, b. Mexico, 1869-1906) now in the Museum’s collection. The original sculpture by Lopez depicts a sprinter in a crouched position, his muscles tensed and face set in concentration, as he anticipates the start of a race. At the time the original sculpture was made, the crouching start had recently been introduced into track events. Lopez’s The Sprinter was exhibited at the St. Louis fair, and a cast of the work was selected by the United States Navy to be used on a track trophy.

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