Adolph Alexander Weinman American, 1870-1952


What many Americans do not know and appreciate is that Weinman designed the well known dime and half dollar coins used in this country.  He was a member of the Architectural League of New York and the National Academy of Design.  He had studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Philip Martiny and as assistants to Charles Niehaus, Olin Warner and Daniel Chester French.  By the end of his life he had received every high honor and award an American could achieve.  He was also a president at the National Sculpture Society. His Rising Day and Descending Night, perhaps initially designed as large fountain pieces to be displayed at the Panama-Pacific Exposition of 1915, received critical acclaim and Weinman began firmly establishing himself as one of America’s finest monumental and architectural sculptors. On display at the Brookgreen Sculpture Society are his Duet, Riders of the Dawn which is a fountain in the central pool at the Dogwood Garden, and Narcissus, a marble

Public Works

War memorial for shool chapel, Pomfret, PA

War memorial for school chapel Forest Hills, New York

War memorial for school chapel Pottstown, PA

Medals designed for Louisiana Purchase Exposition

Medals designed for Institute of American Architects

Medals designed for National Institute of Arts and Letters

J. Sanford Saltus Award Medal of the American Numismatic Society

Medal for Mount Sinai Hospital

Library of Congress Doors

New York Customs House, architectural groups

Maryland Union Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument

Alexander Cassatt, Samuel Rea in Pennsylvania Station, New York

Colonel Vilas, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Morgan Library panels

Façade of the Municipal Building, New York

Tympanum of Madison Square Presbyterian Church

Sphinxes for Scottish Rite Temple, Washington, D.C.

Frieze Terror of War, Glory of Peace, Elks National Memorial Headquarters, Chicago

Pediments, Wisconsin Capitol Building

Pediments Missouri Capitol Building

Friezes Supreme Court Room, Washington D.C.

Pediments for National Archives of Post Office Buildings, Washington, D.C.

Bronze Doors at The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

Memorial to Oscar Straus, Commerce Department Building, Washington, D.C.

Museums and Public Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Abraham Lincoln)

Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

The Century Association, New York

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois,

The Brooklyn Museum, New York

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