Full name: Frederick William MacMonnies
Born: September 28, 1863 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 22, 1937 in New York, New York, United States
Country: United States
Sport: Art Competitions
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Frederick MacMonnies got his first lessons in painting from his mother, who had also studied painting. He studied in the United States as an apprentice to the famous sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and also studied at the National Academy of Design and Art. He later turned to sculpture, while in Paris studying at the Ãcole nationale supÃ©rieure des beaux-arts de Paris. Until the outbreak of World War I, MacMonnies lived mostly in France, where he received several awards, later returning to the United States.
In 1932 he won the silver medal with his Lindbergh Medal in the Category Medals and Reliefs within the sculpturing competition at the Los Angeles Games. As one of the most prominent representatives of the American Beaux Arts movement MacMonnies created numerous monuments, reminiscent of events in American history. He designed the largest stone monument of the time, erected in Meaux (France). His second wife was his former student, Alice Jones, sister of tennis players [Marion] and [Georgina Jones], who had participated in the 1900 Olympic Games.
|1932 Summer||68||Los Angeles||Art Competitions||Mixed Sculpturing, Medals And Reliefs||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1932 Summer||68||Los Angeles||Art Competitions||United States||Final Standings||2||Lindbergh Medal|