(1858 - 1922)
Frank Edwin Elwell was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Francis Elwell is known for commemorative monument and portrait sculpture.
Mentored by author Louisa May Alcott and raised by maternal grandparents, Frances Elwell became a sculptor of portraits and public monuments. His parents died when he was young, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Jones Farrar, living in Concord, Massachusetts, introduced him to close friends and neighbors including Alcott, Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson---all whom became good friends of the young Elwell. Through Louisa Alcott, he met Daniel Chester French, and became his assistant on sculpture groups. Also the Alcott family, French and several other Boston patrons paid for Elwell to study in Paris, where he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in May 1882. He returned to New York in 1885 and maintained a studio the ... Displaying 750 of 3290 characters.