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 James Earle Fraser  (1876 - 1953)

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Lived/Active: New York/New Hampshire/Connecticut/Minnesota      Known for: Indian figure sculpture, coin design

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BIOGRAPHY for James Fraser
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Birth
1876 (Winona, Minnesota)
 
Death
1953 (Westport, Connecticut)

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New York/New Hampshire/Connecticut/Minnesota

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Indian figure sculpture, coin design

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Cornish Colony
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Sculptors
Having spent his childhood in the West, James Earle Fraser became one of the more famous American sculptors of cowboys, Indians, and horses.  He also designed the Buffalo Nickel, which "has been called the first uniquely American coin." (Reynolds, 189).  From 1920 to 1925, he served on the National Arts Commission, and played a key role in promoting American subject matter in public art.  In 1919, he received the Saltus Medal*, the most prestigious medallic art award.

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