Mantle FieldingMantle Fielding (September 30, 1865 – March 27, 1941) was an American architect, biographical compiler, and art historian.
Born in New York City, Fielding graduated from Germantown Academy in 1883 and studied architecture at MIT. He became an architect in Philadelphia. Fielding undertook over two-hundred works of architecture, mostly in the Philadelphia area for many different patrons.
However, his reputation rests upon his compilation of biographical information about American artists. In 1926, he published ''Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers'', his best-known work.
He participated in the 1895 and 1896 U.S National Championships tennis tournament and reached the final of the mixed doubles event with his future wife Amy Williams.
Fielding was married to Amy Reeve Williams; they had two children, Richard M. and Frances. Fielding and his wife lived in Germantown, Philadelphia for many years. He died at his home at age 76. Provided by Wikipedia