Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

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Birth 1830-06-29
Death 1910-05-01

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American sculptor.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, N.Y., to Messrs. Schell and Bradley of Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 12-1892 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659398

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270659388

Sculptor, New York City.

From the description of John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475936080

Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

From the description of John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220147997

From the description of John Q.A. Ward letter, 1886 Jan. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557415

John Quicky Adams Ward was a sculptor born in Urbana, Ohio, on June 29, 1830. From early childhood, Ward displayed a fondness for modeling and making clay figures of animals. After studying medicine at the age of nineteen, Ward went to Brooklyn New York upon the invitation of his sister, a resident of that area. After a few weeks, Ward got an apprenticeship with the famed sculptor Henry Kirk Brown. Under Brown's guidance, Ward mastered the molding of clay, plaster, marble, and bronze.

Ward first attained fame when in 1854 Brown carved "J.Q.A. Ward Asst." on the base of an equestrian statue of Washington, a work which is still considered one of the country's best. From that point on Ward received more commissions than he could handle up until the time of his death in 1910 in New York.

Some of his better known works include: The Indian Hunter, bronze statue in Central Park, New York, 1857-1864; the Garfield Monument, bronze, Washington, D.C., 1887; and, The Pediment on the New York Stock Exchange, marble, New York, 1903.

See the follwing web sites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Quincy_Adams_Ward http://www.famousamericans.net/johnquincyadamsward/

From the guide to the John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1867-1951, 1878-1931, (Ohio University)


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