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Patten, G. William (Glancy William)


Biographical Note

G. William Patten was a Boston-area monument designer and artist. He studied art at a number of schools in the Boston area. Beginning in 1924, he worked for the firm of Cook, Watkins & Patch, specializing in monument design. During World War II, Patten was employed at the Chance-Vought Aircraft plant drawing engineering schematics for the Corsair fighter aircraft. He later designed statuary and carvings for several chapels in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He was the author of numerous articles in American Art in Stone.

Source: G. William Patten papers and the 1930 census.

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G. William Patten papers

Abstract The G. William Patten papers contain the professional and personal papers of Boston monument designer and artist G. William Patten (1907-1986). They include artwork, architectural drawings, blueprints, correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs, notes, photographs, publications, sketchbooks, and writings. The majority of the materials relate to Patten’s memorial design work, including designs he did for the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. There are also...
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Dates: 1920 - 1986