George Washington

Victor David Brenner American, born Lithuania

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Educated in gem and seal engraving by his father in Lithuania, Brenner immigrated to the United States in 1890. After further training at the Cooper Union in New York and the Académie Julian in Paris, Brenner attained recognition as a sculptor. He is best-known for his presidential portraits, including the Lincoln Penny (1907) and this bas-relief bust of George Washington, which is likely after Joseph Wright’s 1790 engraving of the president in profile. Images of Washington in various media enjoyed great popularity in American homes throughout the nineteenth century.

George Washington, Victor David Brenner (American (born Lithuania), Kaunas 1871–1924 New York), Bronze, American

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