Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr

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Artist/Sculptor: Amanda Matthews

Casting & Installation: Prometheus Foundry, LLC

Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr. - Inventor/Patent Holder of the Backpack Parachute and Aviation Ejection Seat among many other things. Larger than life, Solomon Lee Van Meter, Jr shown in bronze and almost finished in clay. His inventions are featured in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Collection. This sculpture is being created for an exhibition a the Kentucky Aviation Museum and the Lexington Airport, but may travel to other venues.