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William Rimmer

 (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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William Rimmer

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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  ...  Displaying 750 of 7667 characters.



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About  William Rimmer

Born:  1816 - Liverpool, England
Died:   1879 - South Milford, Massachusetts
Known for:  mythology, allegorical and portrait sculpture-carved marble