MacMonnies, Frederick William

MacMonnies, Frederick William

(məkmŏn`ēz), 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).

MacMonnies, Frederick William

(1863–1937) sculptor; born in Brooklyn, N.Y. An assistant of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1880 and 1887–89), he studied in Paris (1884), worked there (1889–1915), then returned permanently to New York City. He created many public naturalistic sculptures, such as Civic Virtue (1919), located in City Hall Park, New York City.