The Instructors in Jewelry Work at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y.
In an article published in the anniversary number of The Circular-Weekly the work in the classes in chasing, jewelry enameling, die cutting and medal making at Pratt Institute was described. For the success of the classes and the progress made by the pupils, as indicated in part by illustrations, which were given of notable examples of the handiwork, no little credit is due to the two competent instructors.
Mr. Hamann, who directs the work of the day metal classes and teaches design modeling, jewelry enameling, and hammered metal work, is an expert jeweler who was formerly connected with Durand & Co., Newark. N. J.. and more recently with Tiffany & Co., New York. In 1889 he went to Europe and studied modeling in Munich for one and one-half years, going thence to Paris, where he studied in the Academie Julian and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts for two years more. After his return to the United States he became the head modeler for the Whiting Mfg. Co., New York. He was the sculptor of the statue of Justice, which was one of the eight statues on the triumphal bridge at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. At St. Louis he had a statue symbolical of Wyoming in the Colonnade of States, and he also originated the figure of Modern Arts on the permanent Fine Arts building.
Julien Ramar, who is instructor in chasing and hammered work of day and evening classes, was engaged for several years as chaser for Elkington & Co., England. Since coming to this country he has been employed at the National Fine Art Foundry, by the Archer & Pancoast Co., J. & R. Lamb, the Edison Bronze Co., and by Edward F. Caldwell & Co., all of New York. He is at present employed as chaser by the Henry-Bonnard Bronze Co., New York. For several years Mr. Ramar was instructor of the art metal classes in the art school connected with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 15th February 1905