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Simeon Skillin Sr

 (1716 - 1778)
Simeon Skillin, Sr. was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts.  Simeon Skillin Sr is known for sculptor-ship carver, figureheads.

Biography   Simeon Skillin, Sr.

Founding member of the famous Skillin family of figurehead carvers and from Boston, Massachusetts, Simeon Skillin, Sr. and other members of his family were considered some of America's first sculptors, something for which there was little tradition from the 'mother country' of England. His sons were Simeon Jr, John and Samuel. The Skillin family was prominent in figurehead carving for almost a hundred years before, during and after the Revolution.  However, none of their original work seems to exist today, so scholars are left only with records and personal written descriptions.

Simeon Skillin, Sr. operated a carpentry and carving shop from about 1740 until his death in 1778, and records indicate the shop performed   ...  Displaying 750 of 3385 characters.

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