Description: Bronze bust of Washington Association of New Jersey co-founder, William van Vleck Lidgerwood. Sculpted by English sculptor, Francis Derwent Wood, in 1910.
|Wood's 1910 bust.|
|A young Lidgerwood.|
|1906 Portrait of Wood. Wiki Commons|
About the Sculptor: Wood was a sculptor and instructor of sculpture at the Glaslow School of Art. Some of his famous works include The Crucified Soldier and Machine Gun Corps Memorial (World War I memorial, Hyde Park Corner, London, England).
Wood was also a humanitarian. During World War I, he opened a clinic to help disfigured soldiers regain confidence after suffering facial trauma. Wood carefully crafted custom prosthetic masks made of thin metal, painted to match a patient's skin-tone.
|Completing a mask. Image from the Imperial War Museum|
For a list of Francis Derwent Wood's Sculptures:
The Victorian Web
For images of Wood's mask work:
More about the 'Faces of War':
The Lidgerwood bust is currently on display at the Morris Museum, featured in their facial hair exhibit: Beards: The Long and Short of It
This exhibit runs until March 30, 2014.