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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 447 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THOMAS SHIELDS CLARKE (1866- ), American artist, was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on the 25th of April 186o, and graduated at Princeton in 1882. He was a pupil of the Art Students' League, New York, and of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, under J. L. Gimme; later he entered the atelier of Dagnan-Bouveret, and, becoming interested in sculpture, worked for a while under Henri M. Chapu. As a sculptor, he received a medal of honour in Madrid for his " The Cider Press," now in the Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, and he made four caryatides of " The Seasons " for the Appellate Court House, New York. He designed an " Alma Mater " for Princeton University, and a model is in the library. Among his paintings are his " Night Market in Morocco " (Philadelphia Art Club), 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 and now in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
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