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Henry Mercer

 (1856 - 1930)
Henry Chapman Mercer was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Henry Mercer is known for Sculptor, tile design, craftsperson, writer, archaeologist.

Biography   Henry Mercer

Henry Chapman Mercer] is an extraordinary figure, a figure straight from the Renaissance.
-David Randall-MacIver

A gentleman scholar, Henry Chapman Mercer devoted his boundless energy to a broad range of creative endeavors. He was an author, artist, architect, archaeologist, antiquarian, and leader of the Arts and Crafts movement, which advocated the handcrafting of decorative objects.

Mercer's dedication to conserving the past motivated many of his diverse pursuits. As a young man, he became an archaeologist, excavating Indian sites, writing scholarly tracts, and curating at the University of Pennsylvania's new Museum of Science and Art. Mercer's impulse toward preservation led him to protect old b   ...  Displaying 750 of 1297 characters.

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