Full name: Walker Kirtland Hancock
Born: June 28, 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 30, 1998 in Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Art Competitions
American sculptor Walker Hancock was well-known for his monumental sculptures. He studied at the School of Fine Arts at Washington University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1925 he was awarded the Rome Prize after which he was able to study three more years in Rome, from 1925-28. His most famous work was the Pennsylvania Railroad World War II Memorial. He continued his work in art and sculpture up until his death.
During World War II Hancock served in the US Army Medical Corps, and was eventually promoted to Captain and notified of the President’s creation of the American Commission for the Protection and Salvage of Artistic and Historic Monuments in Europe, popularized by the recent book and movie, Monuments Men. He then participated in many of the important discoveries of repositories across Germany in the late war years 1944-45. He spent time inventorying collections and providing emergency treatment to prevent deterioration of works of art. After the war he returned to his position as a Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
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