biography of Ernst PLASSMANN (1823-1877)

Birth place: Sondern, Westphalia (Germany)

Death place: NYC

Addresses: Emigrated to U.S. in 1853, settling in NYC

Profession: Sculptor and wood carver

Studied: Germany and Paris, before 1853

Comments: In 1854 established in NYC an art school which he conducted until his death. Also executed many statues and monuments for public and private patrons, especially in NYC. Author of two books: Modern Gothic Ornaments (1875) and Designs for Furniture (1877).

Sources: G&W; CAB; NYBD 1856-60+.