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Samuel Aloysius Murray

 (1869 - 1941)
Samuel Aloysius Murray was active/lived in Pennsylvania.  Samuel Murray is known for sculptor-portrait, memorial.

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Samuel Aloysius Murray


A close friend of Thomas Eakins, and noted sculptor in Philadelphia in the early 20th century, Samuel Murray had many commissions of portrait busts, full-length figures of prominent persons, and full length statuettes. He partook in large-scale projects such as the Smith Memorial in Fairmount Park, the Witherspoon Building, and memorial reliefs at the Gettysburg battlefield memorial.

The Witherspoon Building on Juniper Street between Walnut and Sansom streets had an exterior of heroic-sized sculptures, some of them done by Alexander Milne Calder and ten ten-and-a-half-foot statues of biblical prophets by Murray. Eakins assisted Murray who was paid $300. for each completed figure. For this commission, they took special studio space t  ...  Displaying 750 of 5129 characters.



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About  Samuel Aloysius Murray

Born:  1869 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1941 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Known for:  sculptor-portrait, memorial