See also:American sculptor, was
See also:born at
See also:Salem, Massachusetts, on the 3oth of
See also:October 1829 . In 1848 he became an apprentice in a machine
See also:shop at Manchester, New Hampshire, and remained there for about ten years . During the latter
See also:part of this
See also:time he had done some modelling in
See also:clay in his leisure
See also:hours, and, having decided to become a sculptor, he spent eight months in Rome and
See also:Paris in 1858-59 . Becoming discouraged, he returned to
See also:America and obtained employment as a draughtsman in the
See also:office of the city surveyor of Chicago; but soon afterwards, owing to the favourable reception of his
See also:group of small figures, " The Checker Players," he resumed sculptural
See also:work, confining himself to these small figures, known as "
See also:Rogers Groups," which had an enormous popular success and were extensively reproduced . The
See also:Civil War in America gave him patriotic themes that increased his vogue and prosperity, and in 1863 he became a
See also:National Academician . His subjects were
See also:familiar scenes and incidents of home
See also:life known to the masses, and the reproductions of his groups were sold in the most remote districts as well as in the larger cities . He executed several life-sized statues, including " General
See also:John F .
See also:Reynolds " and a seated figure of Lincoln, both in
See also:Philadelphia; but it is by his statuettes that he is best remembered, and these were characterized by sentiment and human
See also:interest rather than any genuine
See also:artistic feeling . He died at New Haven,
See also:Connecticut, on the 27th of
See also:July 1904 .
JOHN ROGERS (1627–c. 1665)
JOHN ROGERS (c. 1500-1555)
The John Rogers home was in New Canaan, Connecticut. It was here that he died in 1904, not New Haven.
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