Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998

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Walker Kirtland Hancock (1901-1998) was a sculptor from Gloucester, Mass.

Hancock was born in 1901 in St. Louis, Mo. He studied at Washington University for one year before moving on to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Charles Grafly. He taught at PAFA from 1929 to 1967.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80335389

Sculptor; Gloucester, Mass. b. 1901. d. Dec. 30, 1998.

Hancock was born in 1901 in St. Louis, Mo. He studied at Washington University for one year before moving on to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied under Charles Grafly. He taught at PAFA from 1929 to 1967. During his career, he produced hundreds of realistic works, ranging from a 39 ft. bronze angel in the 30th St. Station in Philadelphia, to a bust of former President Bush in the Capitol, to a monumental statue of James Madison in the Library of Congress, to a Christ figure in the central altar in the National Cathedral in Washington. Hancock first visited Gloucester in 1921, built a studio there, and later moved there permanently. He died at home at age 97.

From the description of Walker Hancock papers, 1911-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86122658

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Papers, 1860?-1991 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Beach, Chester, 1881-1956. Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999, bulk circa 1900-1999. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-. Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-Aug. 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn David E. Finley papers, 1921-1977 Library of Congress
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn Oronzio Maldarelli Papers, 1931-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1860?-1991 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Clements, Gabrielle de Veaux, 1858-1948. Gabrielle de Veaux Clements papers, 1877-1945. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1902-1953. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks, and papers, 1889-1954 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-. Walker Hancock papers, 1911-1995. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf White, Robert, 1921-2002. Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk 1915-2003. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf A. Contini & Son. A. Contini & Son records, 1916-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gurney, George. George Gurney interviews with sculptors, 1977-1978 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Thomas Carr Howe papers, 1932-1984 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brenda Putnam Papers, 1915-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Chester Beach papers, 1846-1999 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Vera Zorina papers, 1910-2001 (inclusive), 1933-2001 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Robert W. White papers, 1889-2003, bulk circa 1920s-2003 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Magill, James Phineas, 1885-1974. Papers, 1911-1974. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Lovett, Caroline Lewis. Caroline Lewis Lovett letters and address, 1921-1970. Georgia Historical Society
creatorOf Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. Gifford Beal sketches, sketchbooks and papers, 1889-2001. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Katharine Lane Weems papers, 1865-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Brookgreen Garden photographs. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Hancock, Walker, 1901-1999 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954. Raymond Dexter Havens papers, 1752-1954. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith A. Contini & Son. corporateBody
associatedWith American Academy in Rome corporateBody
associatedWith Beach, Chester, 1881-1956. person
associatedWith Beal, Gifford, 1879-1956. person
associatedWith Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Brown, Robert F. person
associatedWith Clements, Gabrielle de Veaux, 1858-1948. person
associatedWith Crouse, Timothy. person
associatedWith Finley, David E. (David Edward) person
associatedWith Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. person
associatedWith Gurney, George. person
associatedWith Havens, Raymond Dexter, 1880-1954. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Howe, Thomas Carr person
associatedWith Jennewein, Carl Paul, 1890-1978. person
associatedWith Katharine Lane Weems, 1899-1989 person
associatedWith Kreis, Henry, 1899-1963. person
associatedWith Lovett, Caroline Lewis. person
associatedWith Magill, James Phineas, 1885-1974. person
correspondedWith Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1892-1962 person
associatedWith Manship, Paul, 1885-1966. person
associatedWith Putnam, Brenda, 1890-1975 person
associatedWith Stone Mountain Confederate Monumental Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Stone Mountain Memorial (Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946. person
associatedWith Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899- person
associatedWith White, Robert person
associatedWith White, Robert, 1921-2002. person
associatedWith Zorach, William, 1889-1966. person
correspondedWith Zorina, Vera. person
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Massachusetts--Gloucester
Massachusetts--Gloucester
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Art--Study and teaching
Sculptors--Interviews
Art commissions
Sculpture, American--20th century
Sculpture--Technique
Sculptors
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Birth 1901-06-28

Death 1998-12-30

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