|A sculptor*, medalist*, and teacher, John Clements Gregory came to the U.S. at age 14 and spent most of his life in New York City. Of him it was written that he "transformed classical themes into a modernist aesthetic." (Falk) |
As an educator, he was a professor of art at Columbia University from 1916-25, and Chair of the Sculpture Department of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design from 1921-23.
A medallic* artist, he was a member of the Society of Medalists*. In 1940, he entered Ceres Blessing, an allegorical medal, in the Whitney Museum of American Art's exhibition sponsored by the National Sculpture Society*.
His education included an apprenticeship with J. Massey Rhind, 1900; a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome*, 1912-15; study at the Art Students League* with George Grey Barnard; the Lambeth School Art* in London; and in Paris with Antonin Mercié. In New York City, he studied sculpture with with Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Gutzon Borglum, and Herbert Adams.
John Gregory was a member of: The National Academy of Design*, 1931 and a National Academician, 1934; National Sculpture Society (president); Architectural League* of New York; and National Institute of Arts and Letters*.
Society of Independent Artists*, 1917; Whitney Museum of American Art, 1918; Architectural League* of New York, 1921 (medal); Art Institute of Chicago*, 1916, 1921-22, 1924-25, 1930; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts*, 1909, 1917, 1924-25, 1930, 1933 (gold), 1938-40; Concord Art Association, 1926 (medal).
Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art
Susan Luftschein, One Hundred Years of American Medallic Art
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