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 William Rudolph O'Donovan  (1844 - 1920)

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Lived/Active: New York/West Virginia      Known for: portrait sculpture, some landscape painting

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1844 (Preston County, Virginia)
 
Death
1920

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New York/West Virginia

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portrait sculpture, some landscape painting

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William Rudolf O'Donovan was an American sculptor. He was born in Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and taught himself to sculpt. After the Civil War, in which he served in the Confederate army, he opened a studio in New York City and became a well known as a sculptor, especially of memorial pieces.

In 1878 he become an associate of the National Academy of Design*.  George Washington was a favorite subject of his, and he published a series of papers on Washington portrait (showing 500 of 3221 characters).



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