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Hermon Atkins MacNeil
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HERMON ATKINS MACNEIL was born on February 27, 1866 on his parents farm in Chelsea, Ma.  He studied at the Massachusetts Normal Art School in Boston and in 1888 taught at Cornell University.

He moved to Chicago to assist Philip Martiny at the 1893 Columbian Exposition, where he met his wife, Sculptor Carol Brooks - one of Lorado Taft's "White Rabbits."   Following the Fair he taught at the AIC  until 1895 when travelled to the American West. Later that year he went abroad to study at the American Academy in Rome (winning the Prixe de Rome in 1899). He continued on to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1900.  He returned to the United States in 1901 and established his Studio at College Point, Long Island. His career was long successful, and national in scope.  MacNeil died in New York on October 2, 1947.

REPRESENTATIVE WORKS

Marquette Memorial 1895
Mocqui Runner, 1896
Primitive Chant 1901
Sun Vow  1899 American Academy at Rome
Primitive Chant 1901
McKinley Memorial 1906
Cook County Seal 1908
Standing Liberty Quarter 1916
East Pediment Supreme Court 1935
George Rogers Clark Memorial  1936
Philadelphia Civil War Memorial 1921