, sculptor; born in Pompey, Onondaga co., N. Y.
, April 2, 1817.
Until he was twenty-nine years of age he was a carpenter, when he began cameo-cutting for jewelry, which was then fashionable.
This business injured his eyesight, and he attempted sculpture, at which he succeeded at the age of thirty-five.
His first work in marble was an ideal bust of the infant Ceres
, which was exhibited at the Academy of Design, New York.
It was followed by two exquisite bas-reliefs representing the morning and evening star.
's works in bas-relief and statuary are highly esteemed.
He produced more than 100 works in marble.
His Angel of the resurrection
, at the entrance to the Rural Cemetery
, and The White captive
, in the Metropolitan Museum, New York City, command the highest admiration.
He went to Europe
for the first time in 1873, and in 1873-74 completed a statue of Robert R. Livingston
for the national Capitol