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

~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil, American sculptor of the Beaux Arts School. MacNeil led a generation of sculptors in capturing many fading Native American images and American history in the realism of this classic style.

~ World’s Fairs, statues, public monuments, coins, and buildings across to country. Hot-links (on the lower right) lead to photos & info of works by MacNeil.

~ Hundreds of stories and photos posted here form this virtual MacNeil Gallery of works all across the U.S.A.  New York to New Mexico — Oregon to South Carolina.

~ 2016 marked the 150th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth on February 27,

Take a Virtual Journey

This website seeks to transport you through miles and years with a few quick clicks of a mouse or keyboard or finger swipes on an iPad.

Perhaps you walk or drive by one of MacNeil's many sculptures daily. Here you can gain awareness of this artist and his works.

For over one hundred years his sculptures have graced our parks, boulevards, and parkways; buildings, memorials, and gardens; campuses, capitols, and civic centers; museums, coinage, and private collections.

Maybe there are some near you!

May
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New York – Washington Square – Arch –

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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

Other Washington Square Images:
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/SPEC/GAL-GV-WASH.htm

Washington Arch Images:
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/GV/GV046WashingtonSquareArch.htm

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WHAT YOU FIND HERE.

Nearby or far away, there is no ONE place to go and appreciate this wide range of art pieces. Located in cities from east to west coast, found indoors and out, public and hidden, these creations point us toward the history and values in which our lives as Americans have taken root.

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WE DESIRE YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOS – Suggestions

1. Take digital photos of the entire work from several angles, including the surroundings.
2. Take close up photos of details that capture your imagination.
3. Look for MacNeil’s signature, often on bronze works. Photograph it too! See examples above.
4. Please, include a photo of yourself and/or those with you standing beside the work.
5. Add your comments or a blog of your adventure. It adds personal interest for viewers.
6. Send photos to HAMacNeil@gmail.com Contact me there with any questions. ~~ Webmaster