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William O'Donovan

 (1844 - 1920)
William Rudolph O'Donovan was active/lived in New York, West Virginia.  William ODonovan is known for portrait bust and bas-relief sculpture, some landscape painting.

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William O'Donovan


William Rudolf O'Donovan was an American sculptor, primarily known for portrait busts and bas reliefs of prominent persons including George Washington, a frequent and favorite subject, about whom he published a series of papers on Washington portraits. He lived most of his career in New York City. Between 1871 and 1895, he received many of his commissions through Maurice Power, owner of the National Fine Art Foundry and powerfully connected to the Democratic Party. 

O'Donovan was born in Preston County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and taught himself to sculpt. After the Civil War, in which he served in the Confederate army, he opened a studio in the Tenth Street Studio Building in New York City and became well known as a scul  ...  Displaying 750 of 4249 characters.



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About  William O'Donovan

Born:  1844 - Preston County, Virginia
Died:   1920 - New York City
Known for:  portrait bust and bas-relief sculpture, some landscape painting