Located on the North Wall of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, the Great Frieze measures 148 feet by 18 feet and represents the progression of mankind from war to peace. Sculpted in 1935 by Great War veteran Edmond Amateis, each collected figure or grouping of figures is rich in symbolism.

At each end of the Frieze is a sword with the Stars and Stripes representing the defense of our country. The story of the Frieze depicts the end of the war and the creation of an era of greater peace and amity.


  • Title: The Great Frieze
  • Creator: Edmond Amateis, Edmond Amateis
  • Date Created: 1935, 1935
  • Location Created: Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Rights: National WWI Museum and Memorial, National WWI Museum and Memorial
  • Medium: Sculpture, Sculpture

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