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Sculptor: Terry Jones
The sculptor putting finishing touches on the General John Gibbon clay sculpture prior to casting.
Mr. Jones is one of only four surviving sculptors with bronze statues positioned on the main battle lines at Gettysburg. Residing in Newtown Square Pennsylvania, Mr. Jones has been a professional sculptor for over 40 years. He studied at Hussian School of Arts located in Philadelphia Pa. and also the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France. Jones specializes in historical bronzes including depictions of Napoleonic, Civil War & WWII figures in addition to other subjects. He has created over 600 bas-relief plaques, coins and fine art medals sculpted and produced in various media including bronze, silver, gold etc. His works include many full standing statues including the “Angel of Mercy” monument on display at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg Pa. (this monument and museum are a must see) These 7’ statues recreate the famous event at Fredericksburg Virginia where Richard Rowland Kirkland, a confederate soldier, would move along the battlefield giving water to the wounded northern soldiers. Jones most recent works include a life size of Ernest Hemingway, a 9’ bronze of John Philip Sousa and the recent Vermont National Guard Fallen Heroes Memorial dedicated September 11th, 2009. For more information and to view additional works please visit Mr. Jones web site at http://www.terryjonessculpture.com/
I would like to thank Terry and his wife, Maggie Murphy Jones for the photographs shown here of the Gibbon while in process of being created.
The The sculptor with the clay sculpture of the Gibbon and the plaster maquette. A maquette is a French word for scale model, sometimes referred to by the Italian names plastico or modello.
The image above shows the bronze casting of the Gibbon. The bronze was cast by the Laran Bronze Foundry located in Chester Pa. in 1988. Notice how the bronze sections have been fitted and welded but have not been finished. Also visible again is the maquette. Many man hours will be required to achive the finished bronze now located at Gettysburg.
Incised on the southern face of the base of the Gibbon statue is the sculptors name and year produced.
Autograph of the sculptor
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