Proctor, Alexander Phimister, 1860-1950

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Biographical History

Alexander Phimister Proctor was a sculpture who focused on western and wildlife subjects. He was born in Canada in 1860 and grew up in Colorado. Hunting and hiking in the western mountain region provided him with knowledge of animal life and behavior. Proctor studied at the Art Students League and National Academy of Design in New York, and later at the Académie Julien in Paris. He created works for the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 and assisted Augustus Saint-Gaudens work for the monuments to General Logan, Chicago, and General Sherman, New York. Proctor died in California in 1950.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: no00066049
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center. “Alexander Phimister Proctor (1860 – 1950).” Retrieved July 30, 2013 from

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