Fraser, James Earle

Fraser, James Earle,

1876–1953, American sculptor, b. Winona, Minn., studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris. The best known of his many works are The End of the Trail (Visalia, Calif.), the designs for the "Indian head" nickel, and a statue of Alexander Hamilton (Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.).
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Fraser, James Earle

(1876–1953) sculptor; born in Winona, Minn. He lived in the Dakota territory, Minneapolis, and Chicago, where he sculpted The End of the Trail (1894), a popular image of the American Indian. He studied at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris (1895–99), was an assistant of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1898–1902), and settled in New York (1902). He created many public monuments and designed medallions and coins, including the buffalo nickel (1913).
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