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!

Jun
11

MacNeil files and sculpture photos rescued from a Manhattan Flea market.

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This B&W studio photo of  Hermon MacNeil’s “World War I Monument ” in Flushing, NY was sent to the website by John Gomez.  John rescued the original photo from a file of papers in a Manhattan Flea Market. The photo appears to be 87 years old.

A studio B&W photo of MacNeil's "WWI Monument" placed at Flushing, NY. This photo was found by John Gomez in a file of papers at a Manhattan flea market on June 9, 2012, nearly 87 years after the statue was made.

Here is his story from yesterday:

“I wanted to inform you that I discovered about ten articles/photos of  MacNeil’s work in the far rear section of a flea market on 25th Street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.  This was yesterday. I was stunned to find them in a heap of junk. … [They] seemed to have come out of a historian’s binder.  Some items are news articles and some are archival photos. ” 

~ John Gomez ~ Historic Preservation Network

Here is John’s recent blog post on his Historic Preservation Network about this MacNeil flea-market discovery.  He has given permission to link it here CLICK HERE. 

http://www.hpnetwork.org/thepreservationpost/2012/6/10/discovery-at-a-flatiron-district-flea-market.html

John also comments: “It is gratifying to learn that MacNeil descendants are preserving his legacy.”

Thank you John for your email and photo.

Below are some recent photos of the WWI Monument in Flushing, NY courtesy of Gibson Shell of KC, MO.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION NEWWORK:

John Gomez, M.S. Historic Preservation, Columbia University; Historic Preservation Network; Post Office Box 20084; London Terrace Statio; New York, NY 1001; hpnetwork.org > preservationtv@gmail.com ; 201.888.9543

 

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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