DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
If you have admired the handsome bronze Native American statue in the Van Nuys Administrative Center, you have seen the marvelous work of the late San Fernando Valley sculptor Henry Van Wolf. The landmark statue, generally referred to as "Fernando" represents our Valley's Tongva heritage, was erected in the Civic Plaza in 1968. It's original image was bright gold.
Henry Van Wolf, imminent San Fernando Valley sculptor, inspects his statue of Fernando in 1968. Photo gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Joseph Van Wolf 2011 - (click on image to enlarge) Photo number 4086