Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Kemeys, Edward
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KEMEYS, Edward, sculptor, b. in Savannah, Ga., 31 Jan., 1843. He studied in New York, and later in Paris, where he was impressed by the style of Barye, although in no sense an imitator. His works show powerful conception and individuality and a keen perception of animal traits of character. He has made a specialty of the wild animals of the American continent. His “Fight between Buffalo and Wolves” attracted much attention at the Paris salon in 1878. Among his other important works are “Panther and Deer,” and “Coyote and Raven.” A recent work is a colossal head of a buffalo for the façade of the station of the Pacific railroad at St. Louis, which was cast in bronze in New York in August, 1887, and is the largest work of its kind that has been done in this country.