John Quincy Adams Ward (sculptor)

The Freedman
John Quincy Adams Ward, was an Ameri­can sculptor; born in Urbana. Ohio, June 29, 1830. In 1850 he entered the studio of Henry K. Browne, where he remained six years. In 1861 Ward opened a studio in New York, where he modeled his "Indian Hunter," "The Good Samaritan," "Commodore M. C. Perry," with reliefs, "The Freedman," and many busts and small works. In 1869 Ward built a studio in Fortyninth Street, New York, where he made the "Citizen Soldier," and statues of "Shakespeare," "General Reynolds," "General Washington," "Gen­eral Israel Putnam," equestrian statues of "General Thomas," "General Daniel Mor­gan" and "Lafayette." Ward built a larger studio in 1882, where he made the colossal statue of "Washington" for the New York subtreasury building, a colossal statue of "President Garfield," and "The Pilgrim." For three years he was vice president and for one term president of the National Academy of Design. John Quincy Adams Ward died May 1, 1910.