George Brewster (sculptor)
George Thomas Brewster (1862–1943) was an American sculptor and architectural sculptor, known for his portraits and war memorials. Brewster also taught modeling at Cooper Union beginning 1900; Art Students League of New York beginning 1886; and Rhode Island School of Design, between 1893 and 1894.
Life and education
Brewster was born on February 24, 1862 in Kingston. He studied first at the Massachusetts State Normal Art School in Boston, and then for three years at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. His teachers there included Augustin Dumont and Antonin Mercie.
- Victory (finial figure), architectural sculpture, Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1897-1902.
- Stephen Decatur, Dewey Triumphal Arch, New York City, 1899 (destroyed).
- Independent Man (finial figure), atop Rhode Island State House, Providence, Rhode Island, 1899-1900.
- Protection of the Flag, Village Green, Athens, Pennsylvania, 1902.
- Portrait medallions on exterior of Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1904.
- Bas-relief portrait of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1904.
- Greek Drama and Greek State, statues on exterior of Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York City, 1907-09.
- Equestrian statue of William Penn Hussey, New England Home for the Deaf, Danvers, Massachusetts, 1913.
- Patrick Walsh, Barrett Plaza, Augusta, Georgia, 1913.
- Alexander Hamilton - 1793, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, 1918.
- Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, dedicated in 1920.
- Thomas Redfield Proctor Monument, Roscoe Cankling Park, Utica, New York, 1921.
- Portrait bust of Robert E. Lee, Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York City, 1923.
Works in the Vicksburg National Military Park
- Lieut. Colonel S. H. Griffin (1911)
- Brig. General John W. Whitfield (1913)
- Brig. Gen. Elias S. Dennis (1915)
- Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist (1915)
- Brig. Gen. Alvin P. Hovey (1915)
- Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball (1915)
- Major General Dabney H. Maury (1915) one of the monuments vandalized in 2003
- Brig. General William Vandever (1915)
- Colonel Eugene Erwin (1916)
- Brig. Gen. Thomas E. G. Ransom (1916)
- Lt. Col. Melancthon Smith (1916)
- Captain Patrick H. White (1917)
- Major Alexander Yates (1917)
- Major Joseph W. Anderson (1919)
- Colonel Skidmore Harris (1919)
- Colonel Randal MacGavock (1919)
- Lieut. Colonel Madison Rogers (1919)
- Major General Cadwallader Washburn (1919)
- Major Robert B. Campbell (1920)
- Captain Toby Hart (1921), one of the monuments vandalized in 2003
- Lieut. Colonel L. L. McLaurin (1921)
- Major Frederick N. Ogden (1921)
- Governor Oliver P. Morton (1926)
Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1898.
Protection of the Flag (1902), Athens, Pennsylvania.
Saint Louis Art Museum (1904), Saint Louis, Missouri.
Patrick Walsh (1913), Barrett Plaza, Augusta, Georgia.
- "You are being redirected..." ctstatelibrary.org.
- David B. Dearinger (2004). Paintings & Sculpture at the Nat. Academy ofDesign, Vol. 1: 1826-1925. Hudson Hills. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-1-55595-029-3.
- Rick A. Ball (1975). Indianapolis Architecture. Indiana Architectural Foundation.
- "IDOA: History of the Victory Sculpture". www.in.gov.
- Janet Hayden Jagger; Domenic Carbone (Jr.); Warrren Jagger; Thomas S. Michie; William McKenzie Woodward (2002). Most Admirable: The Rhode Island State House. Rhode Island State House Restoration Society. ISBN 978-0-9718523-0-3.
- Fitts, Deborah (January 2004). "Spray-painting Vandal Damages Vicksburg Monuments". Civil War News. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- "SIRIS - Smithsonian Institution Research Information System". siris-artinventories.si.edu.