Edmond Thomas QUINN (American, Philadelphia 1868 – 1929 New York City)

Edmond Thomas QUINN, born in 1868 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died in September 1929 in New York City, was an American sculptor and painter. He is best known for his bronze statue of Edwin BOOTH as Hamlet, which stands at the center of Gramercy Park in New York City. His larger-than-lifesize bronze bust of Victor HERBERT stands near The Pond in Central Park, New York City. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Thomas EAKINS. Following EAKINS's February 1886 forced-resignation from PAFA, QUINN followed him to the Art Students League of Philadelphia, and later became that short-lived school's curator. In Paris he trained for a time as a sculptor in the studio of Jean Antoine INJALBERT.