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By Albert TenEyck Gardner

Every piece of yankee sculpture within the Museums assortment is mentioned intimately, and there's a concise biography of every of the sculptors. The greater than 350 works symbolize all significant American sculptors and faculties from the early 19th century to the current day, making this a helpful survey in a box the place little released info is offered. a few of the biographies comprise attribute or diverting excerpts from heretofore unpublished letters written to the Museum by way of the sculptors themselves, describing their lives and paintings.

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