William Gedney Beatty (1869-1941)


William Gedney Beatty (1869-1941)
American architect & Civil War monument designer ;
W. Gedney Beatty ; W.G. Beatty ; W. G. Beatty ; William G. Beatty ; Will Beatty ;
[Born June 27, 1869 in New York, NY – died July 1, 1941 in New York, NY]


FAD record control number: 54185 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;


William Gedney Beatty (1869-1941) biography:

Birth: June 27, 1869 in New York, NY ;
Death: July 1, 1941 in New York, NY ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Cancer ;

Known for: Civil war monuments ;
Medium: Pencil ;
Technique: Drawing ;
Subjects: Buildings ;

Areas: New York, NY ;
Region: North East ;
Lived: Morris, NJ (1880) ; 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1899) ; Scotch Plains, Union, NJ (1905) ; 265 Central Park West, New York, NY (1910-1917) ; 247 Central Park West, New York, NY (1924-1929) ;
Father: John Cuming Beatty (1838-1922) ;
Mother: Hetty (Bull) Beatty (1846-1906) ;
Relatives: Robert Chetwood Beatty (1872-1942), brother ; Sir Alfred Chester “Chester” Beatty (1875-1968), brother ;

Work: Designed a monument to 500 Civil War colonial soldiers [a cannonball mounted on a 26 foot high Tuscan column], Louisburg, VA by the Society of Colonial Wars (1895) ; Designed bronze colonial monument for the New Jersey Society of Colonial Dames of America [tablet with 13 stars, laurel and insignia (1897) ; Proposed colonial monument, Yorktown / Peekskill, NY (1900) ; Metallurgical laboratory, Yale University, New Haven, CT drawn by Beatty (1904) ; Designed liberty pole monument [granite base design], New York, NY (1921) ; “Greek engraved gems from the collection of Sir Arthur Evans” lecture given by Beatty to The Classical Club, New York, NY (1942) ;


Member: Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, artist member (1908) ;
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Milestones: Purchases house in West Palm Beach, FL (1937) ; Was a pilot of early aviation in New York, NY. flew Wright Brothers Plane (1911) ;



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September 25, 2019


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