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

~ This Gallery celebrates Hermon Atkins MacNeil,  of the Beaux Arts School American classic sculptor of Native images and American history.  ~ World’s Fairs, statues, monuments, coins, and more… ~ Hot-links ( lower right) lead to works by Hermon A. MacNeil.   ~ Over 200 of stories & 2,000 photos form this virtual MacNeil Gallery stretching east to west  New York to New Mexico ~ Oregon to S. Carolina.   ~ 2021 marks the 155th Anniversary of Hermon MacNeil’s birth. ~~Do you WALK or DRIVE by MacNeil sculptures DAILY!   ~~ CHECK it OUT!

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


Cornell University


MacNeil began his teaching at Cornell. He taught as an Instructor of Industrial Art there for three years beginning in 1886. He also sculpted a bust of the first dean of the Law School Judge Douglas Boardman in 1893.   Later, he archived his personal papers in the library at Cornell.  In 1930 he was asked to make a sculpture of Ezra Cornell, the founder of the school to grace the campus.  MacNeil’s fingerprints remain on the university as seen below:

Video of Cornell Campus with a brief view of the Ezra Cornell Statue sculpted by MacNeil (23 seconds in):

The Collected Papers of Hermon Atkins MacNeil were placed in the Cornell Library.  The detail description list as follows:

Letters from colleagues, public figures, friends, relatives, and others concerning the execution and sale of various works, his nomination to membership in honorary and professional societies and related professional and social matters; an autobiographical sketch (typescript carbon), 1943, membership certificates and citations, numerous photographs of the artist and his sculpture, newspaper clippings on his career, and miscellaneous printed items. Also, messages of condolence and formal tributes sent to his widow, Cecelia W. Muench MacNeil, obituaries, and press reports concerning a memorial established for the artist. Correspondents include Adriaan Jacob Barnouw, Emile Brunet, Jo Davidson, William Henry Fox, Carl Paul Jennewein, Leon Kroll, and Victor Emanuel III”

Link to Papers of Hermon Atkins MacNeil archieved at Cornell Library:

The Cornell Law Library contains a bust sculpture by MacNeil of the first dean,
The semicircular oriel window in the room contains the bust of Judge Douglass Boardman, first dean of Cornell Law School, 1887-1891. The artist was Herman A. MacNeil, who dated the work 1893. This bust stood in the main staircase of Boardman Hall before it was moved to Myron Taylor Hall, first outside the Moot Court Room and then into the Rare Book Room.

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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.

Daniel Neil Leininger ~ HAMacNeil@gmail.com
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1. Take digital photos of the work from all angles, including setting.
2. Take close up photos of details that you like
3. Look for MacNeil’s signature. Photograph it too! See examples above.
4. Please, include a photo of you & others beside the work.
5. Tell your story of adventure. It adds personal interest.
6. Send photos to ~ Webmaster at: HAMacNeil@gmail.com