1904: THE EARLY YEARS
Notice for a series of articles written by E.M. Viquesney for the trade magazine, The Monumental News. In these early days of his career, Viquesney considered himself a master stonecutter, draftsman, salesman, and foreman rather than a sculptor.
Below: Two want ads placed by Viquesney in The Monumental News, January, 1904.
In 1905, Viquesney succeeded in finding work in Americus, Georgia, where he and his first wife Cora lived for the better part of the next 17 years, and where he first conceived the design for his famous "Spirit of the American Doughboy" WWI memorial statue.