Weinman, Adolph Alexander

Weinman, Adolph Alexander

(1870–1952) sculptor; born in Karlsruhe, Germany. He and his widowed mother emigrated to New York City (1880), where he was apprenticed to a wood and ivory carver (1885) before studying at Cooper Union (1886) and with Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the Art Students League. He opened a studio (1904) and became known for his coin designs, such as the Mercury dime and the Liberty half-dollar, as well as for his architectural works, notably the interior and facade of New York City's Pennsylvania Station.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.