The National Civic Art Society led a successful advocacy campaign for a classical design for the forthcoming National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. Among other things, NCAS inserted language in the competition brief to give greater weight to designs that harmonized with the classical architecture of the nation's capital. NCAS also published influential opinion articles on the memorial competition. In addition, the Society also hosted a panel discussion at the Army and Navy Club at which the organizer of the competition spoke.

Thanks to NCAS’s efforts, the dominant feature of the WWI Memorial will be a magnificent classical sculpture by Sabin Howard, who entered the competition at NCAS’s urging. Titled “A Soldier’s Journey,” the sculpture is a 65-foot-long bas relief (with the tallest figure standing at 7 to 8 feet), which will be the largest bronze sculpture of its kind in the world.

For a comprehensive article on the memorial, see here.

  Sabin Howard sculpts the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

Sabin Howard sculpts the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

  Left side of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

Left side of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

  Middle of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

Middle of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

  Right side of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

Right side of the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

  Detail from the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.

Detail from the maquette for the National World War I Memorial.