A. Phimister Proctor and James E. Fraser

Alexander Phimister Proctor (1862-1950) was born in Bozanquit, Canada. He spent his early years in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, where he hunted and studied wild animals, sketching them in their natural surroundings. He began his formal art training in New York City in 1877, at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League, and spent several years studying in Paris. Upon his return to the United States, Proctor worked in Saint-Gaudens' New York studio on the horses for the Logan and Sherman monuments, between 1895 and 1897. Proctor and Saint-Gaudens continued their friendship until Saint-Gaudens' death, the elder sculptor mentoring the younger well into Proctor's own respected career.

James Earle Fraser (1876-1953) was born in Winona, Minnesota in 1876. He studied sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1895, he also studied at the …cole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He came to the attention of Saint-Gaudens, who invited him to join as an assistant in his Paris studio, where he worked on the Sherman Monument. Fraser was in charge of the Cornish studio after Saint-Gaudensí return from Paris in 1900. In 1901, he designed the special medal of honor awarded to Saint-Gaudens by the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, NY. Fraser set up his own studio in 1902 in New York City. He remained close to Saint-Gaudens, often working on patination or finishing Saint-Gaudensí sculpture after it left the foundries. Fraser is probably most noted for the Buffalo five cent piece, which was designed in 1913, and for the monumental sculpture of a vanquished Indian, The End of the Trail.