November 9, 2022
The Ventura County Museum (venturamuseum.org) has had a partnership with artist George Stuart since 1979, when he donated 180 of his incredibly accurate historical figures to the institution. Two years later the museum had a gallery dedicated to his work.
The models—one-quarter life size—include some of the most famous people throughout the ages and across the continents. Kings and queens, warriors and clerics, even a category of “really awful people”—they’re all recreated down to the buttons on their tunics or the feathers in their hats.