George Edwin Bissell

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George Edwin Bissell
Born(1839-02-16)February 16, 1839
DiedAugust 30, 1920(1920-08-30) (aged 81)
Known forSculpture

George Edwin Bissell (February 16, 1839 – August 30, 1920) was an American sculptor.


Bissell was born New Preston, Connecticut, the son of a quarryman and marble-cutter. During the American Civil War he served as a private in the 23rd Connecticut Volunteers in the Department of the Gulf (1862–1863), and on being mustered out became acting assistant paymaster in the South Atlantic Squadron. At the close of the war he joined his father's marble business in Poughkeepsie, New York.[1]

He studied the art of sculpture abroad in 1875–1876, and lived much in Paris during the years 1883–1896, with occasional visits to America.[1] Bissell also created smaller works, such as a bust of President Abraham Lincoln as well as a larger statue of the president.[2]

Selected works[edit]

Civil War monuments[edit]

Other sculptures[edit]


  1. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ "George Edwin Bissell at auction". Fine Art 2007. Rago Arts and Auction Center. Archived from the original on 2011-07-15.
  3. ^ General Gates from Flickr.
  4. ^ Waterbury Soldiers' Monument from Flickr.
  5. ^ Winsted Soldiers' Monument from Flickr.
  6. ^ Salisbury Soldiers' Monument from Flickr
  7. ^ Clermont Lincoln from AbrahamLincolnOnline.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bissell, George Edwin" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Opitz, Glenn, B.,editor, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY 1986

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