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Peace Fountain


Artist Name

Charles Eugene Gagnon

Installation Date



Bronze with Earthtone Patina; Basin: Concrete


Peace Fountain stands 12 feet high and contains 57 life-sized interlocked bronze doves. Fifty of the doves symbolize the 50 United States, seven represent the seven major continents and the remaining three symbolize the past, present and future. The City of Rochester commissioned the fountain in 1988.

About the Artist

Charles Eugene Gagnon was born February 24, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to Eugene and Inez (Wood) Gagnon. Chuck married his best friend, Arlyn Wind on November 21, 1964 in Rochester, MN. Chuck's legacy of beautiful inspiring bronze sculptures will always speak of love, hope and peace to present and future generations. He was a humble Renaissance man, who loved to work in his studio creating unique bronze figurative sculptures that would inspire all people and make the world more beautiful.

The Charles E. Gagnon and Sculpture Museum preserves, educates, and inspires those who want to explore more works of the fine artist. Private guided tours are arranged for 1-12 visitors by appointment only. Contact Arlyn by phone, 507-282-5202 or by email, to schedule a tour.


15 1st St SW
Rochester, MN 55902

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