Robert Berks

Louis Brandeis statue at Brandeis University (1956)
Bust of John F. Kennedy located at the Kennedy Center (1971)

American sculptor, industrial designer and planner.

- Robert Berks

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Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein Memorial outside of the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. (2013)
Replica of the 1979 monument in the academy garden of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Replica of the monument at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Einstein Memorial seen from the side.

The Albert Einstein Memorial is a monumental bronze statue by sculptor Robert Berks, depicting Albert Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand.

Brandeis University

Private research university in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Seal of the former Middlesex University
Usen Castle, a building on campus
Brandeis University sign
Rabb Graduate Center (1965, Benjamin Thompson)
Brandeis's admissions building at night
Chapels Pond
Farber Library at left (1984, Abramovitz, Harris, & Kingsland); Goldfarb Library at right (1959, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Robert Berks' statue of Louis Brandeis stands atop the outcropping in Fellows Garden, in the center of campus (1956).
The Volen Center for Complex Systems (1994, CannonDesign)
Landsman Research Facility (completed 2005, dedicated 2008), home to a superconducting magnet.
Aerial view of campus in Waltham, Massachusetts
Carl and Ruth Shapiro Campus Center (2002, Charles Rose Architects)
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center (2009, Payette)
The Rose Art Museum (1961, Harrison & Abramovitz)
Slosberg Music Center
Women's Studies Research Center
Undergraduate Admissions Center
Shapiro Campus Center
Roderick MacKinnon (BA, 1978) won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003.
Edward Witten (BA, 1971) received a Fields Medal.
Leslie Lamport (PhD, 1972) is a Turing Award-winning computer scientist.
Robert Zimmer (BA, 1968) is a mathematician and president of the University of Chicago.
Thomas Friedman (BA, 1975) won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
Margo Jefferson (BA, 1970) won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.
V. Balakrishnan (physicist) (PhD, 1970) is an Indian theoretical physicist.
Angela Davis (BA, 1965) is an American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.
Adam Cheyer (BA, 1988) is a co-founder of Siri and former director of engineering for the iPhone.
Christie Hefner (BA, 1974) is the former CEO of Playboy Enterprises.
Debra Messing (BA, 1990) is an Emmy Award-winning actress.
David Kertzer (PhD 1974) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian (2014).
Mitch Albom (BA) is a best-selling author known for writing Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Sidney Blumenthal (BA, 1969) is a journalist and political operative known for his association with President Clinton.
Guy Raz (BA, 1996) is a radio host for NPR.
Abbie Hoffman (BA, 1959) was a co-founder of the Youth International Party and one of the Chicago Seven.
Daniel B. Shapiro (BA, 1991) was the United States Ambassador to Israel under Barack Obama.
Jeffrey C. Hall, Professor Emeritus of Biology won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017.
Michael Rosbash, Peter Gruber Chair in Neuroscience won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017
Robert Reich, the United States Secretary of Labor, taught at Brandeis.
Anita Hill, an American lawyer, academic, and public figure, teaches at Brandeis.
John B. Anderson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Presidential Candidate in the election of 1980, taught at Brandeis.
Frank Bidart, is a poet who has received the Pulitzer Prize as well as the National Book Award twice.
Pauli Murray was a civil rights activist and lawyer who taught at Brandeis.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States as the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the first U.S. delegate to the United Nations, and an advocate for women's rights and civil rights for African Americans.
Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed American composer and conductor, faculty member 1951 to 1956, and early supporter of the university<ref>{{cite web |title=Leonard Bernstein, Music Faculty Member |url=https://www.brandeis.edu/music/bernstein-at-brandeis.html |website=Brandeis University Music Department |publisher=Brandeis University |access-date=28 July 2021}}</ref>

The sculpture, created by sculptor Robert Berks, was unveiled in 1956 in honor of the 100th anniversary of Brandeis' birth.

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial

Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial is a bronze statue honoring educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune, by Robert Berks.

Elmhurst University

Private university in Elmhurst, Illinois.

The Old Main building at Elmhurst University

Kranz Forum is the site of a statue of Reinhold Niebuhr, a preeminent 20th-century theologian and 1910 graduate of the Elmhurst Proseminary, and the former site of Kranz Hall, constructed in 1873 and the first building on campus. The Niebuhr statue was sculpted by Robert Berks. Kranz Hall was razed in 1981, and Kranz Forum dedicated in 1982. The plaque noting the location of Kranz Hall is mounted on a base built with stone blocks salvaged from the original building.

Mary McLeod Bethune

American educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist.

Bethune photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April 6, 1949
The cabin in Mayesville, South Carolina 
where Mary McLeod was born
Mary McLeod Bethune with girls from the Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona, c. 1905.
Marian Anderson celebrated contralto and Mary McLeod Bethune, Director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration at the launching of the SS Booker T. Washington with unidentified workers who helped construct the first Liberty ship named for an African American at the California Shipbuilding Corporation's yards by Alfred T. Palmer.
Mary McLeod Bethune (left) and Eleanor Roosevelt (center), 1943
Painting of Bethune by Betsy Graves Reyneau
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.
A painting of Bethune on display at the World Methodist Museum, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Mary Bethune bust by Selma Burke

On July 10, 1974, the anniversary of her 99th birthday, the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, by artist Robert Berks, was erected in her honor in Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.) It was the first monument honoring an African American or a woman to be installed in a public park in the District of Columbia.

Richard Caliguiri

American politician who served as the mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1977 until his death in 1988.

The commemorative statue by Robert Berks.

In October 1990, a commemorative statue of Caliguiri sculpted by Robert Berks was dedicated on the steps of the Downtown Pittsburgh City-County Building on Grant Street.

Orient, New York

Hamlet and census-designated place in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, United States.

Aerial view

Robert Berks, sculptor, artist.

Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

Largest urban park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was known historically as Lincoln Square.

Lincoln Hospital during the Civil War
The Emancipation Memorial by Thomas Ball
A larger-than-life-size statue of African American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune

Robert Berks's statue of Mary McLeod Bethune. It was unveiled on the anniversary of her 99th birthday, July 10, 1974, before a crowd of over 18,000 people..

MetLife Building

Skyscraper at Park Avenue and 45th Street, north of Grand Central Terminal, in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City.

Seen from the south in 2005
West facade from 44th Street
Rooftop view from One Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt Avenue entrance arcade
Southern end of the lobby
View from the north, with the New York Central Building (now Helmsley Building) in front
The Pan Am Building as seen in the 1980s
View from the south, with the Grand Central Terminal in front

At Vanderbilt Avenue, Robert Berks sculpted a bronze bust depicting Erwin S. Wolfson, who had developed the Pan Am Building.

Southold, New York

One of ten towns in Suffolk County, New York, United States.

Southold Presbyterian Church and Founders' Monument, Southold, N.Y.
Southold, Main Street, c.1915

A handful of world-renowned artists have lived in the town including; Douglas Moore, Robert Berks, and Walt Whitman.