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James Earle Fraser
Birth: Nov. 4, 1876
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1953
Westport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

Sculptor. He began carving figures from pieces of limestone at age 14 and went on to become one of American's most noted sculptors and designers. In the early years of the 20th Century his realistic style changed architectural sculpture world wide. He designed the Indian head buffalo nickel in 1913, which has been called the first uniquely American coin. He also designed the Navy Cross and World War I victory medals. In 1919, he received the most prestigious Saltus Medal art award. From 1920 to 1925, he served on the National Arts Commission, and played a key role in promoting American interest in public art. One of his best known works, "The End of the Trail" a sleeping Indian on horseback, is one the most reproduced and copied art pieces of all time. Among his many statues and monuments are, General George S. Patton, U.S. Military Academy, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, State Capitol, Abraham Lincoln, New Jersey, Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Philadelphia and the Supreme Court Building, Washington D.C., to name a few. He received the Century Association Medal of Honor and the National Sculpture Society Medal of Honor in 1952. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Laura Gardin Fraser (1889 - 1966)*
 
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Burial:
Willowbrook Cemetery
Westport
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 21, 2006
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James Earle Fraser
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