ATLANTA (AP) — A larger-than-life likeness of Albert Einstein is to make its debut this week at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1OOXBlj) reports the 12-foot sculpture by Robert Berks will be installed Friday on the school's Atlanta campus. It's a smaller replica of Berks' Einstein sculpture near the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.
Dressed casually and with a relaxed posture, the statue will sit on a bank of three curved white granite steps.
Berks, who died in 2011, met Einstein in 1953, and the physicist agreed to sit for a portrait.
Atlanta businessman and collector Jim Barksdale met Berks' widow and saw the sculpture outside the artist's Long Island studio. He offered seed money, and private donors raised $1.5 million to bring the statue to Georgia Tech.