Douglas Tilden (1860 - 1935) An American Artist
Douglas Tilden (May 1, 1860 to August 5, 1935) was an American sculptor. He was deaf from a bout of scarlet fever at the age of four and attended the California School for the Deaf in Berkeley, California (now in Fremont, California). He sculpted many statues that are located today throughout San Francisco, Berkeley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. [from wikipedia]
Padre Junípero Serra Statue 1906
Padre Junípero Serra Statue 1906, Artist: Douglas Tilden (1860 - 1935), Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M. was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Spanish occupied Alta California in the Province of Las Californias, New Spain. Serra was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 25, 1988, in the Vatican City.[from wikipedia]

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