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George Bissell

 (1839 - 1920)
George Edwin Bissell was active/lived in New York, Connecticut.  George Bissell is known for life size and portrait bust sculpture, monuments, carved marble.

Biography   George Bissell


George Bissell was born in New Preston, Connecticut, the son of a quarryman and marble-cutter. During the American Civil War he served as a private in the 23rd Connecticut Volunteers in the Department of the Gulf (1862-1863), and on being mustered out became acting assistant paymaster in the South Atlantic Squadron. At the close of the war he joined his father's marble business in Poughkeepsie, New York.

He studied the art of sculpture abroad in 1875-1876, and lived much in Paris during the years 1883-1896, with occasional visits to America. Among his more important works are:
    •    Union Soldier, Town Green, Colchester, Connecticut, 1875.
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