Albert Stewart

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Albert Stewart
Born (1900-04-09)April 9, 1900
Kensington, England
Died September 23, 1965(1965-09-23) (aged 65)
Field sculpture
Training Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Art Students League of New York
Patrons Edwin T. Bechtel, George Frederick Kunz

Albert Stewart (April 9, 1900 – September 23, 1965) was an American sculptor born in Kensington, England.

He arrived in America in 1908 and was orphaned shortly thereafter. Through the intervention of a wealthy benefactor, Edwin T. Bechtel, Stewart was allowed to pursue his art studies at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design and the Art Students League of New York, staples for young and impoverished sculptors of the day. Upon completing his studies, Bechtel helped him obtain some needed commissions.

Dr. George Frederick Kunz, vice-president of Tiffany & Co., also assisted him, and after his death in 1932, in his will, he bequeathed to "Albert T. Stewart, a friend and sculptor," five shares of non-par capital stock in Tiffany & Co.[1]

During World War I, he went to Canada and joined the Royal Air Force. When he returned after the war, he worked as an assistant to both Frederick MacMonnies and Paul Manship.

During the 1930s he worked as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist. Throughout his career Stewart frequently was employed to create architectural sculptures. In 1939, he was appointed head of the sculpture program at Scripps College in Claremont, California at the invitation of Millard Sheets. He moved to California and stayed there the rest of his life.

Selected architectural sculpture[edit]

Buffalo NY City Hall

Other works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Item VIII, Will of George F. Kunz, Surrogate Court of New York, 1932.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Falk, Peter Hastings, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art, Sound View Press, Madison Connecticut, 1985 ISBN 0-932087-00-0
  • Goode, James M. The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1974 ISBN 0-87474-149-1
  • Gurney, George, Sculpture and the Federal Triangle, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1985 ISBN 0-87474-492-X
  • Kvaran and Lockley, Guide to American Architectural Sculpture, unpublished manuscript
  • McClellen, Douglas at al, Albert Stewart, Scripps College, Claremont, California 1966
  • Opitz, Glenn B, Editor, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Book, Poughkeepsie NY, 1986, 2nd edition, ISBN 0-938290-04-5
  • Pare, Richard, Editor, Court House, a Photographic Document, Horizon Press, New York NY 1978, 0-8180-0030-9
  • Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 1968. No ISBN available.

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