Frederick William MacMonnies
MacMonnies, Frederick William (məkmŏnˈēz) [key], 1863–1937, American sculptor and painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., studied with Augustus Saint-Gaudens and with Falguière in Paris. His fountain for the Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, brought him fame. Among his numerous other works are a statue of Nathan Hale (City Hall Park, New York City); reliefs on the central bronze doors and the Shakespeare statue (Library of Congress); the army and navy groups for the Brooklyn Arch (Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N.Y.); and the Pioneer Monument (Denver).
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