Simeon Skillin Sr
(1716 - 1778)
Simeon Skillin, Sr. was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Simeon Skillin Sr is known for sculptor-ship carver, figureheads.
Biography Simeon Skillin, Sr.
Founding member of the famous Skillin family of figurehead carvers and from Boston, Massachusetts, Simeon Skillin, Sr. and other members of his
family were considered some of America's first sculptors, something for
which there was little tradition from the 'mother country' of England.
His sons were Simeon Jr, John and Samuel. The Skillin family was prominent in figurehead carving for almost a hundred
years before, during and after the Revolution. However, none of their
original work seems to exist today, so scholars are left only with
records and personal written descriptions.
Simeon Skillin, Sr. operated a carpentry and carving shop from about 1740 until his death in 1778, and records indicate the shop performed
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