WELCOME to the “Hermon A. MacNeil” — Virtual Gallery & Museum !

~ This Gallery celebrates my great Uncle, Hermon Atkins MacNeil an American classic sculptor of the Beaux Arts School.  He sculpted Native images and American history:  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more…  ~ Over 300 stories (25 per page) in 10 pages. (Click on Next Page >> at bottom).  View thousands of photos from this virtual MacNeil Gallery.  It stretches from New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2016 marked the 150th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon Atkins MacNeil.  ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!  ~ CHECK OUT my Uncle Hermon’s works here!

Daniel Neil Leininger, webmaster

DO YOU walk by MacNeil Statues and NOT KNOW IT ???


New York – Washington Square – Arch –


George Washington as Commanding General of the Continental Army

MacNeil’s “Washington at War” graces one side of the Arch in Washington Square  at Greenwich Village. Behind the General are representations of Fame and Valor.

The New York Times of May 27, 1916, in an article entitled, “Washington Arch Gets Heroic Group,” quotes Hermon Atkins MacNeil describing his Washington as:

“… alert, and with his hands resting on his sword, intently watching the manoeuvers of his army. He is garbed with a cloak thrown over his Continental uniform and cockade hat.

The Massive character of the arch and pedestals calls for a vigorous, solid mass in the sculpture. As a transition both in idea and treatment  between the portrait statue and the pier behind it, two standing figures in relief are decoratively arranged beyond the Washington and set into the pier of the arch. These figures typify Fame and Valor and are bearing emblems appropriate to their character as well as supporting the shield, encircled by a wreath, which forms a background to the head of Washington himself.”

Washington Arch illuminated at sunset

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Here is ONE place to go to see sculpture of Hermon A. MacNeil & his students. Located in cities from east to west coast, found indoors and out, public and private, these creations point us toward the history and values that root Americans.

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