Jerome Conner An Irish Artist
In 1888, he emigrated to Holyoke, Massachusetts. His father was a stonemason, which led to Connor's jobs in New York as a sign painter, stonecutter, bronze founder and machinist. Inspired by his father's work and his own experience, Connor used to steal his father's chisels as a child and carve figures into rocks. [from wikipedia]
Robert Emmet Statue 1919
Robert Emmet Statue 1919, Artist: Jerome Conner, Golden Gate Park, 8202 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, California

Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 - 20 September 1803) was an Irish Republican, orator and rebel leader. Following the suppression of the United Irish uprising in 1798, he sought to organize a renewed attempt to overthrow the British Crown and Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland, and to establish a nationally representative government.[from wikipedia]

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