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 Horatio Greenough

Horatio Greenough

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 18 Dec 1852 (aged 47)
Somerville, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Cedar Avenue, Lot 97.
Memorial ID 419 · View Source
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Sculptor. Born in Boston, Greenough showed his interest in art at a young age and was informally trained by acquaintances. After graduating from Phillips Academy, he went to Harvard, where he was mentored by painter Washington Allston before graduating in 1821. Greenough was especially interested in antiquity and traveled to Rome, Florence, and other parts of Europe. His works include busts or statues of James Fenimore Cooper, the Marquis de Lafayette, and John Quincy Adams. Today, he is generally considered the first American sculptor to achieve international fame. He earned two substantial government commissions, including "The Rescue" (1837-1851), which adorned the Capitol building in Washington until 1958, and a larger-than-life sculpture of George Washington (1832-1841), depicting the first President seated and wearing a toga, now at the Smithsonian. Today, his sculptures are found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian, among others.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 419
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horatio Greenough (6 Sep 1805–18 Dec 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 419, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .