Hermon Atkins MacNeil
<u>Hermon Atkins MacNeil: American Sculptor in the Broad, Bright Daylight</u> by James E. Haas is now available.
Producing more than 250 sculptural creations, MacNeil was one of the most accomplished and highly respected sculptors of his era. The book delves into the details of his major and not so major commissions, how each of his many works of art came into existence, and how they were seen through the eyes of his contemporaries who expressed opinions of his works within the context of the times in which they lived. The publication includes MacNeil’s Into the Unknown, the sculpture that serves as the basis for the National Sculpture Society’s logo.
James E. Haas has written five books on the history of College Point, New York, where MacNeil lived and had his studio from 1902 until his death in 1947. Born and raised in College Point, and a graduate of St. John’s University, Haas lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland. His previous books are
This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, NY and the Civil War
Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer
St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years, 1856-1931
To Honor Fallen Heroes: How a Small, German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War
Conrad Poppenhusen: The Man Who Made Combs and Founded a Town (for young readers – ages 9-12)