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Fraser, James Earle

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Born: 1876 AD
Died: 1953 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Sculptor

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1876 - Born on the 4th of November.

1893 - He was fortunate in that he arrived at in time to participate in the work that was afforded to all sculptors in Chicago at the time by the arrival of the World's Columbian Exposition and the massive amount of sculpture, particularly architectural sculpture that accompanied it.

1895 - Bock helped his assistant gain admission to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where Fraser worked under well-known French sculptor Alexandre Falguière.

1896 - Created statue "The End of the Trail".

1902 - Fraser left his master and set up his own studio in New York, where he was to maintain a studio for over half a century.

1913 - Fraser also developed a reputation as a numismatist, creating his best-known and certainly his most circulated work the Indian Head or "Buffalo" nickel.

1913 - Fraser married a former student of his, Laura Gardin Fraser, who remained his partner for the rest of his life and was a highly respected sculptor in her own right.

         - Fraser had several pieces in the Armory Show of and despite the fact that he was considered among the ranks of sculpture’s "modernists" at the time,

1930 - Fraser’s style of realism was no longer in vogue and architectural sculpture was no longer called for, he nonetheless stayed in demand.

1953 - Died on the 11th of October.


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