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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans
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Memorable Manitobans: George Barone (1916-1992)

Sculptor.

Born in Italy, Barone came to Winnipeg in 1949. After several years with CBC television as a set designer, he set off on his own as a sculptor. He was responsible for the white horse sculpture at Headingley, the Viking in Gimli, the turtle in Boissevain, and the ski bum at McCreary. He used a technique that enabled him to create statues from resins and steel rods that could withstand the Canadian climate. In 1970, he was awarded a Manitoba Centennial Medal by the Manitoba Historical Society. He moved to Kelowna, British Columbia in 1980 and died there on 7 December 1992.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Miner Monument (Mystery Lake Road, Thompson)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Viking Statue (Gimli)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: White Horse Monument (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

Sources:

“Noted sculptor left mark on Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 December 1992, page 1.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2014

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