Frederick Elliott Hart was an American sculptor. The creator of hundreds of public monuments, private commissions, portraits, best known for his Three Soldiers statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Ex Nihilo depicting Creation scenes above the doors of the Washington National Cathedral.
Hart filed a lawsuit against Warner Brothers and Time Warner for copyright and unauthorized use of his famous sculpture. The 1997 film The Devil’s Advocate, starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, has multiple scenes that have a work of art in the background with striking similarities to Hart’s Ex Nihilo. You can read more about this issue here.