Thomas Shields Clarke

Artist, Visual Artist

1860 – 1920

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Who was Thomas Shields Clarke?

Thomas Shields Clarke, American artist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from Princeton University in 1882. He was a pupil of the Art Students League, New York, and of the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, under Jean-Léon Gérôme; later he entered the atelier of Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, and, becoming interested in sculpture, worked for a while under Henri Chapu.

As a sculptor, he received a medal of honor in Madrid for his The Cider Press, and he made four caryatids of The Seasons for the Appellate Court House, New York. He designed an Alma Mater for Princeton University, and a model is in their library. Among his paintings are his Night Market in Morocco, for which he received a medal at the International Exposition in Berlin in 1891, and his A Fool's Fool, exhibited at the Salon in 1887.

Some of his work can be seen in San Francisco at the M. H. de Young Museum.

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Apr 25, 1860
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • Princeton University
Nov 15, 1920

on July 23, 2013


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