Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Valin" to "Watterson". Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. Autograph letters signed (6) : New York, N.Y., to Messrs. Schell and Bradley of Harper & Brothers, 1890 May 12-1892 Jan. 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Papers of James R. Osgood and A. V. S. Anthony, 1853-1912. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928,. Autograph and typescript letters signed to Appleton Morgan from various correspondents [manuscript], 1850-1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. F.E. Elwell letter to J.Q.A. Ward, undated. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. Alfred Williams Anthony papers, [ca. 1880-1930]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Quincy Adams Ward letter to William H. Lippincott, 1887. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. William Cullen Bryant and Parke Godwin papers, 1821-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935. Henry Kirke Bush-Brown papers, circa 1932. Library of Congress
referencedIn Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959. Papers, [ca. 1891-1941]. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. Autograph letter signed : [New York, N.Y.], to an unidentified correspondent, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. Photographs and papers, 1867-1951. Ohio University, Alden Library
referencedIn National Sculpture Society (U.S.). National Sculpture Society records, 1883-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935. Henry Kirke Brown : the father of American sculpture : typescript, 1836-1933, bulk 1836-1882. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. Jervis McEntee papers, 1796, 1848-1905. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Daniel Carter Beard Papers, 1798-1941, (bulk 1931-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ether Monument, Public Garden, Boston [graphic]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1857-1915. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925. Paul Wayland Bartlett papers, 1887-1925. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry Kirke Brown: The Father of American Sculpture manuscript, 1836–1933, (bulk dates 1836–1882) University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Quincy Adams Ward letter to F.E. Elwell, 1902. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn American Academy of Arts and Letters. American Academy of Arts and Letters records, 1864-1942. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. Letters to William James Stillman and John Durand from artists, 1854-1861. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Holley, Alexander Lyman, 1832-1882. Letterbooks, 1876-1882. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. Letters from sculptors, from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary ; Miscellaneous letters from the correspondence files of the Curator of Ancient & Modern Statuary, 1892-1904. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939. Albert Rosenthal papers, 1860-1940. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Aldine manuscripts, 1871-1906. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910,. Autograph letter signed from John Quincy Adams Ward, New York, to R.S. Williams [manuscript], 1873 May 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942. Charles R. Lamb scrapbook on the Dewey Arch, 1899-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf American Academy in Rome. American Academy in Rome records, 1855-[ca. 1981] (bulk dates 1894-1946). Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Quincy Adams Ward papers 1867-1951 1878-1931. Ohio University, Alden Library
creatorOf Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910. John Q.A. Ward letter, 1886 Jan. 1. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn American Academy in Rome records, 1855-circa 1981 (bulk 1894-1946) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Langstroth, Theodore Ashmead. John Quincy Adams Ward / put together by T. Langstroth. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Main Library
creatorOf John Quincy Adams Ward papers, 1867-1951, 1878-1931 Ohio University
referencedIn Album File, [ca. 1800- ca. 1980] (Bulk 1860-1920) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
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Walt Whitman to John Quincy Adams Ward, 12 April [1876] Walt Whitman Archive
Walt Whitman to John Quincy Adams Ward, 8 June 1876 Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith American Academy of Arts and Letters. corporateBody
associatedWith Anthony, Alfred Williams, 1860-1939. person
associatedWith Appleton, Thomas Gold, 1812-1884. person
associatedWith Bartlett, Paul Wayland, 1865-1925. person
correspondedWith Beard, Daniel Carter, 1850-1941 person
associatedWith Beecher, Henry Ward, 1813-1887 person
associatedWith Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis, 1867-1915. person
associatedWith Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941. person
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Bush-Brown, Henry Kirke, 1857-1935 person
associatedWith Chilton, R. S. person
associatedWith Cushing, Robert. person
associatedWith Dana, Paul. person
associatedWith Dana, Paul, 1852-1930. person
associatedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922. person
associatedWith French, Daniel Chester, 1850-1931. person
associatedWith Gagliardi, Tommaso. person
associatedWith Green, Jesse C. person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers, corporateBody
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associatedWith Heber, C. A. person
associatedWith Herber, C. A. person
associatedWith Holley, Alexander Lyman, 1832-1882. person
associatedWith Hyde, James H. (James Hazen), 1876-1959. person
associatedWith Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937. person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles R. (Charles Rollinson), 1860-1942. person
associatedWith Library of Congress. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lippincott, William Harrison person
associatedWith Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
associatedWith McEntee, Jervis, 1828-1891. person
associatedWith McVay, Anna P. person
associatedWith McVay, Anna P. person
correspondedWith Morgan, Appleton, 1845-1928, person
associatedWith National Academy of Design (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Arts Club (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Sculpture Society (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Parks. corporateBody
associatedWith Orr, Alexander Ector, 1831-1914. person
associatedWith Potter, Edward Clark, 1857-1923. person
associatedWith Richards, T. Addison (Thomas Addison), 1820-1900. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939. person
associatedWith Ruckstull, F. W. (Fred Wellington), 1853-1942. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith South Carolina Interstate and West Indian Exposition. corporateBody
associatedWith South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition (1901-1902 : Charleston, S.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Stillman, William James, 1828-1901. person
associatedWith Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Charles N. person
associatedWith Ward, Edgar Melville, 1839-1915. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799 person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Williams, Robert Stanton, 1828-1899 person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
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New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
New York (State)--New York
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New York (State)--New York
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Sculptors--19th century--Sources
Sculptors--United States
Sculpture, American--19th century--Sources
Sculptors--Interviews
Monuments
Sculpture, American
Art, American
Sculptors
Public art
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Birth 1830-06-29

Death 1910-05-01

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