Sidney Waugh

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Sidney Waugh
Born (1904-01-17)January 17, 1904
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died June 30, 1963(1963-06-30)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Known for Sculpture
Awards Prix de Rome (1929)

Sidney Waugh (January 17, 1904 - June 30, 1963) was an American sculptor known for his monuments, medals, etched and moulded glass, and architectural sculpture. Waugh was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. His father, Frank Waugh, was a landscape architect and professor of horticulture and landscape gardening at Massachusetts State College.

Early years[edit]

Waugh entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the age of 16 and attended for three years. This was followed by several years study in Rome and Paris where he studied with Antoine Bourdelle and worked as an assistant to Henri Bouchard.[1] He was then appointed sculptor for the American Battle Monuments Commission for whom he produced The Spirit of American Youth and another representing the spirit of peace on the central high pylon at the Florence American Cemetery and Memorial.[2]

In 1929 he won the Prix de Rome where he stayed until 1932.

Waugh died in New York City in 1963.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC, 1968 pp. 366-369
  2. ^ Nishiura, Elizabeth, editor, ‘’American Battle Monuments: A Guide to Military Cemeteries and Monuments Maintained By the American Battle Monuments Commission’’, Omnigraphics, Inc. Penobscot Building, Detroit, Michigan, 1989 p.258, 263