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 Chester Beach  (1881 - 1956)

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Lived/Active: New York/California / Italy      Known for: allegorical and mythological figure sculpture, medallist-coins

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BIOGRAPHY for Chester Beach
1881 (San Francisco, California)
1956 (Brewster, New York)

New York/California / Italy

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allegorical and mythological figure sculpture, medallist-coins

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New York Armory Show of 1913
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Chester Beach, born in 1881 in San Francisco, was an academic sculptor of the figure in both bronze and marble, and he also designed coins.  Characteristic works include The Glint of the Sea, a bronze of a nude young woman with arms raised; and the bronzes The Fountain of Waters, Sun Drawing the Waters, and Earth Receiving the Waters, in an outdoor setting at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio. Beach worked on Earth and Sun in Rome, Italy in 1929.

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