Allen George Newman, an American sculptor who studied under John Quincy Adams Ward (1897-1901), is renowned for the many monumental works he created. His works include the Triumph of Peace in Atlanta, Georgia’s Piedmont Park, General Sheridan in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Henry Hudson overlooking Spuyten Duyvil, New York, and the figures Day and Night on the Harriman National Bank Building in New York.
Doughboy was completed in 1919 and commemorates the American infantry soldiers who served in World War I. Only three large scale statues were cast. The first was commissioned by the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The second was installed in Cliffside, New Jersey, and the third statue remained in the artist’s possession and was exhibited coast to coast. The Doughboy is Newman’s last tribute to the American soldier.
Private Collection, New York