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 Frank Edwin Elwell  (1858 - 1922)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut      Known for: commemorative monument and portrait sculpture

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BIOGRAPHY for Frank Elwell
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1858 (Concord, Massachusetts)
 
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1922 (Darien, Connecticut)

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New York/Connecticut

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Mentored by author Louisa May Alcott and raised by maternal grandparents,  Frances Elwell became a sculptor of portraits and public monuments.  His parents died when he was young, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Jones Farrar, living in Concord, Massachusetts, introduced him to close friends and neighbors including Alcott, Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson---all whom became good friends of the young Elwell. Through Louisa Alcott, he met Daniel Chester French, and became hi (showing 500 of 3298 characters).



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