Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

Renowned sculptor Alex Palkovich made Florence his home from 1998 until 2015, first as a Global MRI Manufacturing Manager for GE Medical, and then as a full-time sculptor.  His work can be found across South Carolina, and the greatest concentration is at the Florence Veterans Park. He was elected as a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society in 2020, adding to his list of achievements which can be found on his website. Palkovich now spends half his time in Israel, and half at his studios.

We’ve put together a sculpture trail of all of his works in South Carolina.

There is no life without sculpture. Everything is sculpture. The building in which you dwell, the chair upon which you sit, the car that you drive – all is sculpture.

Alex Palkovich

9-11 by Alex Palkovich

9-11 by Alex Palkovich

Fragment #ES 76, a remnant of limestone from the US Pentagon which was damaged by a terrorist attack on 9-11-01, ...
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Alone with Memories by Alex Palkovich

Alone with Memories by Alex Palkovich

Alex Palkovich created Alone with Memories in honor of his parents who survived German concentration camps in WWII. He donated ...
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Beverly and Starr by Alex Palkovich

Beverly and Starr by Alex Palkovich

The creation of the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center was spearheaded by two talented Florentine musicians: Beverly Hazelwood and ...
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Doug Smith Statue by Alex Palkovich

Doug Smith Statue by Alex Palkovich

The statue of Dr. Walter D. "Doug" Smith, founder of Francis Marion College (now University), stands at the portico where ...
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Dr. Floyd Bust by Alex Palkovich

Dr. Floyd Bust by Alex Palkovich

The bust of Dr. Eddie Floyd by Alex Palkovich resides inside the the Florence County Library, the first large project ...
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Dr. Joe Stukes by Alex Palkovich

Dr. Joe Stukes by Alex Palkovich

The bust of Dr. Joe Stukes is located in the Joseph T. Stukes Meeting Room of the Drs. Bruce and ...
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Dr. R. N. Beck by Alex Palkovich

Dr. R. N. Beck by Alex Palkovich

Dr. R. N. Beck has become a permanent resident of downtown Florence, with a statue of him assisting a young ...
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Eagle No. 2 by Alex Palkovich

Eagle No. 2 by Alex Palkovich

The second casting of the Eagle which tops the Eagle Obelisk at Florence Veterans Park can be viewed at eye ...
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Eagle Obelisk by Alex Palkovich

Eagle Obelisk by Alex Palkovich

The center memorial of the Florence Veterans Park is the three-pillar obelisk with eagle. It was co-designed by Alex Palkovich ...
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Fountain of Tears by Alex Palkovich

Fountain of Tears by Alex Palkovich

Serving as the backdrop to Alone with Memories, 124 stainless steel tears cover the 60’ x 10’ wall. It was ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Florence Library

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Florence Library

A half-scale statue of General Francis Marion on his horse is located in the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Florence ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Johnsonville

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Johnsonville

Alex Palkovich's statue of Francis Marion marks the location where General Francis Marion, also known as the Swamp Fox, took ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Lake City Library

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Lake City Library

A half-scale statue of General Francis Marion on his horse is located in the Lake City Public Library. A similar ...
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Home Safe by Alex Palkovich

Home Safe by Alex Palkovich

Home Safe sculpture by Alex Palkovich denotes the emotional reunion of military personnel with their families. This sculpture originally included ...
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Huey by Alex Palkovich

Huey by Alex Palkovich

The statue of Huey Cooper sits in the same spot that Huey occupied for years on end.  Huey, who said ...
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I'm Tall by Alex Palkovich

I’m Tall by Alex Palkovich

Alex Palkovich's I'm Tall sculpture is in the permanent collection at Brookgreen Gardens in the Dorothy P. Pearce Garden Room ...
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Jack Dowis Bust by Alex Palkovich

Jack Dowis Bust by Alex Palkovich

Alex Palkovich's bust of Jack Dowis can be found in the Drs. Bruce and Lee Florence County Library in the ...
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Map of Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

Map of Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail

Renowned sculptor Alex Palkovich made Florence his home from 1998 until 2015, first as Global MRI Manufacturing Manager for GE ...
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Nick Zeigler by Alex Palkovich

Nick Zeigler by Alex Palkovich

Nick Zeigler by Alex Palkovich The portrait sculpture of Nick Zeigler was created by Alex Palkovich for the opening of ...
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On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich

On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich

On the Way to Market by Alex Palkovich won the People’s Choice Award in a Brookgreen Gardens Competition. Palkovich had ...
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Senator Leatherman Bust by Alex Palkovich

Senator Leatherman Bust by Alex Palkovich

The bust of Senator Hugh Leatherman was commissioned by Francis Marion University for the opening of the Performing Arts Center ...
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Sower by Alex Palkovich

Sower by Alex Palkovich

While statues of sowers are somewhat common, most, if not all, are workers. Alex Palkovich created a religious sower to ...
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William H. Johnson by Alex Palkovich

William H. Johnson by Alex Palkovich

The sculpture depicting Florentine painter William H. Johnson stands at the entrance to the Roy Adams Breezeway in downtown Florence ...
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