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    model of the sculpture Robert Shure was selected unanimously by the Design Subcommittee to create the memorial sculpture, competing within an international cast of other noted sculptors from as far afield as Australia and Ireland. Several local artists also competed. The memorial will feature two life-size sculptures, one depicting a family leaving Ireland's shores, impoverished and desperate, and another depicting a family arriving in Boston, filled with hope and determination.

    Robert Shure Shure has produced a number of significant sculptures, notably the Korean War Monument in The Charlestown Navy Yard and the George Washington Memorial at the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. His local work includes the Ted Williams Tunnel plaque, the Boston police and firemen sculpture at International Place, the American Family monument at Norwood Town Common, the bronze sculptures of marathon runners at Copley Square Park, and the giant teddy bear in front of F.A.O. Schwarz store in Back Bay. He has produced numerous religious and classical figures that adorn churches and public buildings around the world.

    Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1948, Shure graduated with a BFA in sculpture, cum laude, gold medal in sculpture, from the New York Institute of Technology, and received his MFA in sculpture, cum laude, from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. He is president of Skylight Studios in Woburn, Mass., where he lives with his wife Kathy.

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