Adolph A. Weinman
Also Known as: Adolph Alexander Weinman, Adolph Weinman, A. A. Weinman
Karlsruhe, Germany 1870
Forest Hills, New York 1952
Adolph A. Weinman, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0002276
Anthony de Francisci, Adolph Alexander Weinman, 1915, cast and silver plated white metal relief, Smithsonian American Art Museum,Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci 1966.51.59.
Luce Artist Biography
Born in Germany, Adolph Weinman came to the United States in 1880, and later studied at Cooper Union and the Art Students League in New York. He studied sculpture in the studio of Philip Martiny, and in 1896 worked under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who would have a major influence on his work. Weinman would win important sculptural commissions, including the monument to General Alexander Macomb in Detroit; the Post Office Department Building, Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania Station, New York. Weinman is perhaps best known for designing the “Walking Liberty” on the 1916 half-dollar and ten-cent coins.