Edward Francis McCartan (August 16, 1879 - September 20, 1947) was an American sculptor, best known for his decorative bronzes done in an elegant style popular in the 1920s.
Born in Albany, New York, he studied at the Pratt Institute, with Herbert Adams. He also studied at the Art Students League of New York with George Grey Barnard and Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and then in Paris for three years under Jean Antoine Injalbert before his return to the United States in 1910.
In 1914, McCartan became the Director of the Sculpture Department of the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City.
Posthumously honored by the National Sculpture Society, his public monuments were few-but the Eugene Field Memorial ("Winken, Blinken, and Nod") can still be found in the Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.
McCartan's sculpture, was stolen from the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Michigan and was discovered at the bottom of the Detroit River eight years later.
Other work can be found at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. New Jersey Bell Headquarters Building, a national historic site in Newark, New Jersey includes pilasters by the artist. He worked on a pediment for the Department of Labor Building, in 1934-1935.
He died in New Rochelle, New York, September 20, 1947 and is buried at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, New York.
This patinated large sculpture Diana and Doe was made by the American artist Edward McCartan. It mirrors the graceful Ancient Roman goddess Diana, who stands for the hunt, moon and birthing, with one of her hounds. Diana embodies strength and tension, while she holds strongly the hound on his leash. The lovely young mythological figure also has a bow in her hand, which is also a symbol for hunting. Although this is an attractive large sculpture, it is worked in detail with many filigree features. For example Diana's face expression or her hair as well seem very natural. The green patinated figure consists of 100% bronze and is signed by its creator Edward McCartan.
Edward Francis McCartan è stato uno scultore Americano, noto per i suoi bronzi decorativi realizzati in uno stile elegante molto popolare nel 1920.
Nato a Albany, New York, ha studiato al Pratt Institute, con Herbert Adams. Ha inoltre studiato presso l'Art Students League di New York con George Grey Barnard e Hermon Atkins MacNeil, e poi a Parigi per tre anni sotto Jean Antoine Injalbert prima del suo ritorno negli Stati Uniti nel 1910.
Nel 1914, McCartan divenne il direttore del dipartimento di scultura del Beaux Arts Institute of Design di New York City.
Postumo onorato dalla Società Nazionale di Scultura, i suoi monumenti pubblici erano pochi, ma il Eugene Field Memorial si trova ancora in Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago.
Scultura di McCartan, Il nudo, è stato rubato dal War Memorial Grosse Pointe in Michigan ed è stato scoperto sul fondo del fiume Detroit otto anni dopo.
Altri lavori sono disponibili all'indirizzo Brookgreen Gardens a South Carolina. New Jersey Campana Headquarters Building, un sito storico nazionale a Newark, New Jersey include pilastri dell'artista. Ha lavorato su un frontone per il Dipartimento del Lavoro Building, nel 1934-1935.
Morì a New Rochelle, New York 20 settembre 1947 ed è sepolto al cimitero di S. Agnese, Menands, New York.