Talk:Hermon Atkins MacNeil

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: no consensus to move. No sources for McNeil as correct spelling have been produced, and MacNeil appears to be the common name in any case. Favonian (talk) 11:05, 10 July 2011 (UTC)


Hermon Atkins MacNeilHermon Atkins McNeil – It is a common misconception of McNeil's last name to be spelled 'MacNeil,' and his relative later confirmed the true spelling of McNeil's name. relisting Andrewa (talk) 09:51, 3 July 2011 (UTC) Requested by Cossacksson (talk · contribs) in this edit. File move tag changed to requested move tag by Themeparkgc  Talk  07:35, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Relisting... if it's a common misconception then perhaps this is the name he's best known by? Or can a case be made in terms of Wikipedia policy on article titles? Because if not, I'm afraid it should stay where it is. Andrewa (talk) 09:51, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

See also Talk:Hermon Atkins McNeil. Andrewa (talk) 14:49, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


Spelling of last name[edit]

MacNeil's signature, not in the flesh,
but in bronze

According to the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS), the spelling he used when signing his sculptures was M-A-C-N-E-I-L.[1] BoringHistoryGuy (talk) 21:13, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

So . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............[edit]

where was MacNeil born? One editor recently posted that he was born in:

[[South Malden (now Everett), Massachusetts]].

This is really unwikipedic looking, but is it correct? I started looking around and it gets messy pretty quickly. Looking in Mantle Fielding, the standard for American artists I find "born Everett MA" [1] "Who's Who in American Art" agrees. [2], as do several other standard references [3] [4]. Proske, whom I have a lot a respect for and trust in says "Chelsea, MA" [5]. McSpadden, who actually interviewed MacNeil writes, "born at Prattville near Chelsea" MA [6]. Craven, who begins his section on MacNeil by quoting McSpadden, has Mac being born "near Chelsea." [7] So, we should say what?

  1. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988
  2. ^ McGlauflin, Alice Coe, editor, ‘’Who’s Who in American Art: Volume II, 1938-1939’’, The American Federation of Arts, Inc., Washington D.C., 1937
  3. ^ National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929
  4. ^ Armstrong, Craven et al, ‘’200 Years of American Sculpture’’, David R. Godine, Publisher in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1976
  5. ^ Proske, Beatrice Gilman, Brookgreen Gardens Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC, 1968
  6. ^ McSpadden, J. Walker, ‘’Famous Sculptors of America’’, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1924
  7. ^ Craven, Wayne, ‘’Sculpture in America’’, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1968

Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 15:56, 23 June 2012 (UTC)