The following information was submitted in April of 2006 by Darcy L. Evon:
Emil H. Wuertz (1856-1898) was a noted American sculptor who received much of his training in France under Antoin Mercie (1845-1916) and Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). One of his companions in Rodin's studio was Frederick William MacMonnies, who completed a portrait sculpture of Wuertz "in cap and blouse." Wuertz's work was well received and he exhibited in the French salon.
Wuertz was born in Bavaria and immigrated to New York in 1870 with his parents and siblings, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1880. In 1892, he was recruited to work on special projects for the World's Fair Columbian Exposition in Chicago. At the fair, he exhibite
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