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 Erastus Dow Palmer

Erastus Dow Palmer

Birth
Pompey, Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 9 Mar 1904 (aged 86)
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Section 34, Lot 15
Memorial ID 1319 · View Source
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Sculptor. Born in Pompey, New York, he was a brilliant artist noted for his sculptor of the full-length figure, "The Indian Girl" and sculpture, "The White Captive", both in the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. He began as a carpenter, but 1846 marked a turning point when he started carving stones into cameo art. In 1848, he created his first ideal subject "Virginia", fallowed by his first full-length figure, "Mariner's Wife" (1849). From the 1850s through the 1870s, he was at the height of his career with works to included "The White Captive", "The Greek Slave", "Heart of the Andes", "Angel of the Sepulchre" and two bronze cast displayed in the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He died in Albany, new York, at age 86.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1319
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Erastus Dow Palmer (2 Apr 1817–9 Mar 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1319, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .