Brown, Henry Kirke
Born: Feb 24, 1814 AD
Died: 1886 AD, at 72 years of age.
1814 - He was born on the 24th of February in Leyden, Massachusetts.
1836-1839 - He began to paint portraits while still a boy, studied painting in Boston under Chester Harding, learned a little about modelling, and spent his summers working as a railroad engineer to earn enough to enable him to study further.
1842-1846 - He spent four years in Italy; but returning to New York he remained distinctively American, and was never dominated, as were so many of the early American sculptors, by Italian influence.
1874 - His equestrian statues are excellent, notably that of General Winfield Scott in Washington, D.C.
1886 - He died on the 10th of July in Newburgh, New York.
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