William Rudolf O'Donovan

Courtesy William Page and Page family papers, 1828-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Name
William Rudolf O'Donovan
Also Known as
William Rudolph O'Donovan
W. R. O'Donovan
William O'Donovan
born Preston County, VA 1844-died New York City 1920
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Luce Artist Biography

William Rudolf O’Donovan had no technical art training, apart from a brief apprenticeship with a marble cutter in Greene County, Pennsylvania. After serving in the Confederate army during the Civil War, he established a studio in New York and began work as a professional sculptor. He created many portraits and memorials, and was a founder of the Tile Club, a group of artists who met regularly to create handmade ceramic tiles and to offer one another support, inspiration, and camaraderie.