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WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE (1861– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 876 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM ORDWAY PARTRIDGE (1861– ), American sculptor, was born at Paris, France, on the 11th of April 1861. He received his training as a sculptor in Florence (under Galli), in Rome (under Welonski), and in Paris. He became a lecturer and writer, chiefly on art subjects, and from 1894 to 1897 was professor of fine arts in Columbian University (now the George Washington University), Washington, D.C. Among his publications are: Art for America (1894), The Song Life of a Sculptor (1894), The Technique of Sculpture (1895), The Angel of Clay (torso), a novel, and Nathan Hale, the Ideal Patriot (1902). His sculptural works consist largely of portraiture.
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