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Eugene Daub
Phineas Banning Memorial

Project Area: Los Angeles Harbor/Wilmington
Project: Juanita's Foods Phase I
Project Location: Banning's Landing Community Center, 100 East Water Street
Project Type: Developer


Using two old photographs of Phineas Banning, sculptor Eugene Daubs created this seven-foot tall bronze statue to commemorate Banning's many achievements.  Phineas Banning, a developer from the 1850s-1870s, was founder of the Port of Los Angeles.  Daub portrayed Banning with his sleeves rolled up and a coil of rope slung over one shoulder to capture his industrious nature.  At the base of the statue, Daub created four reliefs depicting Banning's various activities. 

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Phineas Banning by Eugene Daub

Artist Profile

Well-known late 20th century sculptor, Eugene Daub has been an instructor at the Scottsdale Artists’ School and is designer of the first Philadelphia Liberty Medal, which the city awards every year to a champion of world peace. In 1985, Daub won first place in an international competition for the design of the Statue of Liberty Medal, issued by the Numismatic Society. His works are in the collections of the Smithsonian Institution and the British Museum.  In 1991, he won the Saltus Award, the highest national and international recognition of the American Numismatic Association for excellence in bas-relief sculpture.