++++Philip Martiny was born in Strasbourg, Alsace Lorraine, in 1858 and worked in Paris at the atelier of sculptor Eugene Dock . In 1878 he emigrated to the United States, where he accepted a position as assistant to Augustus Saint Gaudens at the Cornish Studio. In 1873 Martiny established his own Studio on Macdougal Alley in Greenwich Village, New York.
Major commissions include work at Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition. Buffalo’s 1901 Pan American Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1907 in St. Louis. Martini died in New York in 1927.
THE PARTHENON FRIEZE. At the Art Institute of Chicago
++++In 1892 Martiny spent a year living in Chicago to create sculpture for the Agriculture and Fine Arts Buildings at the Columbian Exposition, and the Art Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue. Although much of Martiny’s work at the Fair is lost, the sculptural reliefs at the Art Institute remain in excellent condition