Crombie Dallin


plaster, 1936
gift of Crombie Dallin

Dallin liked and respected children. His keenly observed portraits, like this one of his grandson, Crombie, continued to resemble their subjects well into old age. Portraiture was a natural medium for Dallin, whose youthful sculptures of co-workers first revealed his talents. Early in his career he supported himself by making plaster busts for the Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston.