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 Edward Kemeys  (1843 - 1907)

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Lived/Active: New York/Illinois      Known for: wild animal sculpture, animalier

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BIOGRAPHY for Edward Kemeys
1843 (Savannah, Georgia)
1907 (Georgetown, District Of Columbia)

New York/Illinois

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wild animal sculpture, animalier

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San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Edward Kemeys was America's first "animalier" or specialist in animal sculpture and is noted for being the sculptor of the lions, which guard the entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago. Kemey's strength lay in conveying the character of each species, as well as a sense of natural movement.

He was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1843, but spent his youth in New York City. He received no early formal training in art and was for the most part a self-taught artist. His first job was an iron w (showing 500 of 2618 characters).

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