(1816 - 1879)
William Rimmer was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York. William Rimmer is known for mythology, allegorical and portrait sculpture-carved marble.
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A gifted painter and sculptor his reputation faded, largely because his style, which combined Realism*, Luminism* and modified Expressionism*, did not conform to the Neo-Classical* preferences of his era. His sculpture talent was for "original, expressive and anatomically- sophisticated bronzes" (Zellman, 171).
William Rimmer was born in Liverpool, England to a mentally unstable father who thought he was the lost heir to the French throne. The father worked as a cobbler, supporting the family, which, in spite of the father's mental problems, had a cultured environment encouraging of young Rimmer's talents.
In 1818, when Rimmer was age two, the family emigrated to Nova Scotia, and then to Boston in 1825. By ag
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