Born in Devon, England, John Angel became a sculptor of statues, monuments, medals, and portrait busts in England and the United States. His work included war memorials in England at Exeter, Bridgewater, and Rotherham, and busts and statues for churches in Oxford and Yorkshire. In the United States, he worked extensively including a panel for the East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.He died on the 16th October 1960 in Connecticut and was then regarded as one of America's foremost sculptors. His work for the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York and his statue of Francis Vigo for the George Rogers Clark Memorial Park in Vincennes , Indiana, overlooking the Wabash River.
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