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Frank Lemon papers, 1890-1943

Lemon, Frank, 1867-1943

Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 0.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of sculptor Frank Lemon measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1890 to 1943. The collection includes biographical material, letters, photographs, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank Lemon (1867-1943) was a sculptor born in Washington, D.C. where he studied drawing at the Corcoran School of Art and worked in the Architect's office in the Treasury Department. Traveling to New York in 1891, he worked for Philip Martiny, and from 1892 to 1893 was sent to Chicago to work on sculptures for the Agricultural Building at the Columbian Exposition. During this time he also assisted Daniel Chester French. Lemon's first exhibition was at the National Sculpture Society and in 1900, the sculpture "Sea Breeze" was exhibited at the Architectural League and purchased by J. P. Morgan the elder. Lemon later moved to the Seattle, Washington, area where his work was confined primarily to architectural ornament.

Provenance

The Frank Lemon papers were donated by Lemon's daughter, Ella Lemon Ramhorst.