Warner, Olin Levi

Warner, Olin Levi, 1844–96, American sculptor, b. Suffield, Conn. He studied art in Paris, working for a time as an assistant to J.-B. Carpeaux . He served in the Franco-Prussian War (1870) and returned to the United States in 1892, setting up a studio in New York City. Warner's realistic sculptures became known to a wide public toward the end of his relatively brief life. Among his works are a number of portrait busts and a figure of Diana in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His public works include a statue of Connecticut governor Buckingham at the state capitol, Hartford figures of William Lloyd Garrison and Gen. Charles Devens in Boston and bronze doors at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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