sean poreda studio
J.P.M.
2007
cast bronze, edition of 10
H:21" W:23" D:23"

The son of a wealthy dry goods importer and banker, John Pierpont Morgan (1837 - 1913) eventually dominated corporate finance and industrial consolidation during the Progressive Era, enabling the formation of the International Mercantile Marine Company, General Electric, and the world's first billion-dollar corporation, the United States Steel Corporation. His house on Madison Avenue was New York's first electrically-lit private residence. Morgan developed a railroad empire across the United States, founded the Metropolitan Club of New York, owned the Titanic, financed inventor Nikola Tesla, smoked dozens of cigars a day and assembled the most important gem collection in the United States.
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