Charles Cary Rumsey (1879-1922), Buffalo and Calf, 1914; bronze, 9 x 23 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches; Gift of the Rumsey Family, 1991
Charles Cary Rumsey: Beaux-Arts Sculptor
April 10, 1999 – January 10, 2001
Charles Cary Rumsey’s sculptures of human and animal figures reveal the influence of his Parisian studies. Works included sculpture he created for the Harriman estate in Arden, New York; a study for the Smithtown Bull, and a Victory maquette for a World War I memorial. An accompanying series of photographs, including a portrait by Howard Beach, depicted Rumsey from his early childhood through the years he spent as a studio artist. The former Gallery 3 was renovated to become the new Rumsey Gallery.