Andrew O'Connor (sculptor)
Andrew O'Connor (7 June 1874 – 9 June 1941) was an American-Irish sculptor whose work is represented in museums in America, Ireland, Britain and France.
O'Connor was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and died in Dublin, Ireland. For a time he was in the London studio of the painter, John Singer Sargent, and later worked for the architects, McKim, Mead and White in America and with the sculptor Daniel Chester French. Settling in Paris in the early years of the 20th century, he exhibited annually at the Paris Salon. In 1906 he was the first foreign sculptor to win the Second Class medal for his statue of General Henry Ware Lawton, now in Garfield Park in Indianapolis. In 1928 he achieved a similar distinction by being awarded the Gold Medal for his Tristan and Iseult, a marble group now in the Brooklyn Museum.
A number of his plaster casts are in the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin and there are works in Tate Britain, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris.
- Vanderbilt Memorial Doors, St Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan, New York City, 1901–03
- General Henry Ware Lawton, Garfield Park, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1906
- Soldiers Monument, Isaac Prouty Park, Spencer, Massachusetts, 1910
- General Lew Wallace, National Statuary Hall Collection, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., 1910
- Governor John Albert Johnson, Minnesota State Capitol, St. Paul, 1912
- 1898 Soldier, Spanish-Amercan War Memorial, Wheaton Square, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1917. The model for O'Connor's statue was his student, Vincent Schofield Wickham.
- Abraham Lincoln, Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, 1918
- The Victims, Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland, c. 1923, (dedicated 1947). Intended for a World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. (abandoned), it depicts a kneeling wife and a standing mother mourning a dead soldier.
- Lafayette Monument, Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland, 1924
- Christ the King, Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 1926
- Tristan and Iseult, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York City, 1928
- Bust of Abraham Lincoln, Royal Exchange, London, United Kingdom, 1930
- Seated Abraham Lincoln, Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Maryland, 1931 (dedicated 1947). The statue was commissioned for the Rhode Island Statehouse, but the project was abandoned during the Depression.
Gen. Lew Wallace (1910), U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
Gov. John Albert Johnson (1912), St. Paul, Minnesota
- Homan Potterton, Andrew O'Connor 1874–1941, Catalogue of an Exhibition at Trinity College, Dublin, 1974; Doris Flodin Soderman, The Sculptors O'Connor: Andrew Sr, 1847–1924, Andrew Jr, 1874–1941 (Worcester, Mass, 1995).
- "Andrew O'Connor – Tate". Tate. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- "Start Seeing Art". startseeingart.com. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
- Soderman, Doris Flodin (1995). The Sculptors O'Connor. Worcester, MA: Gundi Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-9642863-0-0.
- Art in Parks: A Guide to Sculpture in Dublin City Council Parks, (Dublin, 2014).
- Tristan and Iseult, from Brooklyn Museum.
- "The Statue at Fort Lincoln Cemetery," Lincoln Lore, no. 946 (May 26, 1947), Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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