George Brewster (sculptor)

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Independent Man (1899-1900), atop Rhode Island State House.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument (dedicated 1920), Plymouth, Pennsylvania.

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[edit]

Brewster was born on February 24, 1862 in Kingston.[1] 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.[2]

Selected works[edit]

Works in the Vicksburg National Military Park[edit]



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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Rick A. Ball (1975). Indianapolis Architecture. Indiana Architectural Foundation.
  4. ^ "IDOA: History of the Victory Sculpture".
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b 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.
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