O. H. Simpson was active/lived in Kansas, Missouri. O Simpson is known for frontier figure and animal sculpture, denture molding.
Biography O. Simpson
A sculptor and pioneer dentist, O.H. Simpson moved to Dodge City,
Kansas from Hannibal, Missouri in 1885. Because of the
high-topped, silk hat he wore, he was called the "Dude Dentist from
Missouri" and later "The Cowboy Dentist."
He became known far and wide and pioneered in many changes in the
dental trade such as studying the mold of the face and taking pride in
making a set of teeth to fit that likeness.
The teeth he made were never quite one's own - the patient paid for
them, but the doctor owned them, and he examined them at will. He
became well known for his technique in designing gold dentures and was
one of the originators of the inlay.
To obtain the gold for their use, Simpso
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Kansas Murals and Commemorative Sculpture, compiled by the Woman’s Kansas Day Club. 1974. Typed Manuscript.; Ford County History, http://www.skyways.org/orgs/fordco/rath2/15.html, accessed July 25, 2006; Sain.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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