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Edward J. Kuntze


Centurion, 1864–1870

Full Name Edward Julius Kuntze

Born c. 1826 in Pomerania, Germany

Died 10 April 1870 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodland Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey

Proposed by Albert Mathews, William T. Blodgett, and Edward Slosson

Elected 7 May 1864 at about age thirty-eight

Century Memorial

The quick remarking mind and social readiness of Charles Gould—the brilliant fitful fascination of Mignot’s genius—the quick Kunze, rather clear in the “inspiring vision” of Art than strong with its “faculty divine,” whose modesty disguised his work—the impressive presence and vigorous honest breadth of character of Vanderpoel—all these personalities have wrought their works, and ceased to be a present influence among us.

Augustus R. Macdonough
Annual Meeting Minutes, 14 January 1871