Hermon Atkins MacNeil

Hermon Atkins MacNeil: American Sculptor in the Broad, Bright Daylight 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)