Henry Francis Plasschaert

Henry Francis Plasschaert

Birth
Ghent, Arrondissement Gent, East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Death 12 Dec 1940 (aged 79)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Silverbrook
Memorial ID 122019271 · View Source
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Son of John Henry Plasschaert. Immigrated from Belgium to the United States on July 16 1881. Married Estelle E Tomange (1857-1935)in 1884. Father of Pelagie Judith (Doan)(1885-1967), Henrietta Estelle (Zieber)(Jayes)(1889-1974), and Camille Mariam (Gruppe)(1892-1975).
Very talented and highly regarded sculptor who resided primarily in Philadelphia, PA. He taught modeling at the Univ. of Pennsylvania from c.1892-97 and was head of the Decorative Sculpture Dept. at the School run by the Philadelphia Museum of Art 1891-97. He is listed as Professor of Sculpture at the Pennsylvania Museum of Arts, School of Industrial Arts, Philadelphia, PA in the museums annual in 1894.
Worked for the Boston Terra Cotta company in Boston,MA and later for Stephens, Leach and Conklin Co of Philadelphia, PA.
His works include the terra cotta frieze at the Barnum Museum in Bridgeport,CT, The German-American Shooting Club on St. Marks St in NYC and the former Colonial Theater in Hagerstown,MD. He was know for being one of the few terra cotta sculptors to sign his work.



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  • Created by: EricS
  • Added: 21 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122019271
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Francis Plasschaert (30 Jan 1861–12 Dec 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122019271, citing Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by EricS (contributor 47198652) .