Abbott Pattison

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Abbott Pattison
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In studio, carving Wingless Victory in Chicago, Illinois
Born (1916-05-15)May 15, 1916
Chicago, Illinois
Died April 16, 1999(1999-04-16) (aged 82)
Nationality American
Alma mater School of Fine Arts at Yale University
Occupation Sculptor

Abbott Lawrence Pattison (May 15, 1916 – April 16, 1999) was an American sculptor and abstract artist.


He was born in Chicago, Illinois. He studied at the School of Fine Arts at Yale University, graduating with a BA and BFA. He served in the US Navy in World War II. After the war he taught at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Iron Horse in Watkinsville, Georgia

He lived in Winnetka, Illinois, from 1958 until 1993 after which he moved to Maine.

His papers are held at the Archives of American Art.[1]


In 1942 his sculpture, Kneeling Women, won a Frank G Logan prize of $500 at the 46th annual Chicago and Vicinity exhibition of the Art Institute of Chicago.[2]

In the early 1950s, he created various sculptures for the University of Georgia. These include Mother and Child (1953) and Iron Horse (1954). The latter sculpture was later moved to Watkinsville, Georgia.[3]


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  2. ^ "Art: Mrs. Logan Keeps Mum". Time. March 23, 1942. 
  3. ^ Jordan, Julie Phillips (27 February 1999). "The Iron Horse still standing proudly". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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