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Ward, John Quincy Adams

WARD, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1830-1910), American sculptor, was born in Urbana, Ohio, on the 29th of June 1830 lis education was received in the village schools. He studied nder Henry K. Brown, of New York, in 1850-1857, and by 861, when he opened a studio in New York, he had executed usts of Joshua R. Giddings, Alexander H. Stephens, and Hannibal lamlin, prepared the first sketch for the " Indian Hunter," nd made studies among the Indians themselves for the work. . n 1863 he became a member of the National Academy of Design New York), and he was its president in 1872-1873. Among his jest-known statues are the " Indian Hunter," finished in 1864 Central Park, New York); Washington, heroic size (on the teps of the U.S. Sub-Treasury, Wall Street, New York); Henry Ward Beecher (Brooklyn); an equestrian statue of General George H. Thomas (Washington); Israel Putnam (Hartford); and the seated statue of Horace Greeley, the founder of the New York Tribune, in front of the office of that newspaper. In 1896 ic was elected president of the newly organized National Sculpure Society (New York). Unlike his fellow-countryman, W. W. Story, he acquired his training, his inspiration and his themes rom his own country. He died in New York on the 1st of Vlay 1910.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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