Roland Hinton Perry
Ride of the Valkyries, 1910
H. 36 1/2 in. x W. 30 in. x L. 16 in.
Born in New York City, Perry entered the École
des Beaux Arts in 1890, but two years
later transferred to the Academie Julien in Paris and
found sculpture to be his true talent.
Returning from his studies with Jean-Louis Gérôme,
Paul-Louis Delance, Henri-Michel-
Antoine Chapu and others in Paris in 1894, Perry received
a commission for a series of
bas-reliefs in the Library of Congress. His success brought
him a further commission for
the Fountain of Neptune at the library in 1895.
Other commissions include
the Langdon doors at the Buffalo Historical Society;
Pennsylvania on the Capitol dome, Harrisburg; General
Greene and General Wadsworth at Gettysburg; the New York State Memorial, Andersonville; General
Ogdensburg, General Castleman, Louisville; the New York
Benjamin Rush monument; Lions, Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Washington; and the
monument to the 38th Infantry, Syracuse, New York.
Perry was a member of the
Grand Central Art Gallery and the National Sculpture
Society, where he exhibited his work in 1923. Also a
gifted portraitist, many
paintings hang in the Detroit Museum of Art.