Henry P. Wolcott
Olin Levi Warner
Born: Suffield, Connecticut 1844
Died: New York, New York 1896
bronze 10 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (26.6 x 14.6 x 12.4 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Carlyle Jones
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 17A
Luce Center Quote
“Wolcott always said he would be a great man if he could live up to that bust.” Charles Erskine Scott Wood, 1894
Luce Center Label
In 1877, Olin Warner lived with Henry Wolcott, nicknamed “The Bird.” Wolcott exhibited a painting at the annual show of the National Academy of Design in 1879, but his artistic career was short-lived. Warner was often appalled by his roommate’s drunken antics, reporting to a friend that “The Bird” brought “objectionable friends” home late at night and would turn the “small den and studio into a place of fearful noise and orgy till sometimes the police would interfere.” Despite his disdain for his friend’s lack of discipline, Warner portrayed him in painter’s garb holding a palette.
Occupation - art
Portrait male - Wolcott, Henry B.
metal - bronze