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Allen George Newman

Born: Aug 28, 1875

Death: Jan 1, 1940

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Allen George Newman

Date of Birth : Aug 28, 1875
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1940
Birth Place : New York City

Allen George Newman was an American sculptor. He was born in New York, where he studied with John Quincy Adams Ward 1897-1901 and at the National Academy of Design. His works are chiefly monumental and include The Triumph of Peace; The Hiker, a Spanish–American War soldier ; monuments to Henry Hudson, General Sheridan, Joel Chandler Harris; "Woman of the Southland" and the bronze surmounting the dome of the monument to the Women of the Confederacy"; the figures Day and Night, Harriman National Bank Building; the statues of General William C. Oates and General Stirling Price; and others. Newman’s ‘’Hiker’’, called ‘’”The best bronze soldier in America"’’ erected in Tompkinsville Park, Staten Island NY, is one of the United States’ most reproduced statues. Copyrighted by Newman in 1904, for a time the Hiker served as the official monument of the United Spanish War Veterans, and over twenty replicas were cast by Jno. Williams, Inc., a New York foundry. The pose has been compared to a famous image of 1899 by the noted American Western artist Frederic Remington, who was a war correspondent in Cuba. The "Hiker" was also cast for the market in several reduced sizes.

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