Frederick William MacMonnies
(1863 - 1937)
Frederick William MacMonnies was active/lived in New York / France. Frederick MacMonnies is known for classical religious and mythology sculpture, monuments, painting.
A sculptor of classical figures, American-born Frederick MacMonnies had
fame in the United States and Europe in the later half of the 19th
century and early 20th century. He occasionally returned to
America but lived most of his life as in expatriate in France. He
was especially known for his lithe bronze figures, especially ones
titled Diana. The classical names of these figures
allowed him the appearance of propriety but gave him the opportunity to
model svelte nudes.
Frederick MacMonnies was one of the first American sculptors to
recognize the potential market of the middle class. He copyrighted his
works and then contracted with foundries to mass produce some of his
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