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George Brewster (sculptor)

George Brewster (sculptor)

American sculptor
George Brewster (sculptor)
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Intro American sculptor
Was Artist Sculptor
From United States of America
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1862
Death 1 January 1943 (aged 81 years)
George Brewster (sculptor)
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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.


George Brewster studied at the Massachusetts State Normal Art School in Boston, and then spent three years in Paris as a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Among his teachers were Augustin Dumont and Antonin Mercie.

Selected Works

  • 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.

Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg, Mississippi

  • 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)

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