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Chester Beach Portrait

Chester Beach Portrait

Chester Beach

Born:
San Francisco, California 1881

Died:
Brewster, New York 1956

Active in:

  • New York, New York

Photo Caption:
Chester Beach, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001249

Photo Caption:
Chester Beach at work in his studio, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0018820

Luce Artist Biography

Chester Beach worked in New York, Paris, and San Francisco, and his marble sculpture The Unveiling of the Dawn appeared in New York’s groundbreaking Armory Show in 1913. Beach designed coins and created sculptures in bronze and marble. He also taught sculpture at the Richmond Hill Settlement House in Queens, New York, from 1910 to 1922.

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