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 William Rimmer  (1816 - 1879)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/New York      Known for: mythology, allegorical and portrait sculpture-carved marble

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BIOGRAPHY for William Rimmer
1816 (Liverpool, England)
1879 (South Milford, Massachusetts)

Massachusetts/New York

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mythology, allegorical and portrait sculpture-carved marble

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New York Armory Show of 1913
A gifted painter and sculptor his reputation faded, largely because his style, which combined Realism*, Luminism* and modified Expressionism*, did not conform to the Neo-Classical* preferences of his era.  His sculpture talent was for "original, expressive and anatomically- sophisticated bronzes" (Zellman, 171).

William Rimmer was born in Liverpool, England to a mentally unstable father who thought he was the lost heir to the French throne.  The father worked as a cobbler, suppo (showing 500 of 7669 characters).

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