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If you had the ability and years of training to take a block of wood or stone and turn it into a sublime piece of art, you too could have been employed by the church, the royal court or by a monied patron. Talented sculptors were usually in high demand and one could count on regular and continuing employment if one had the skill and techniques required. Here are many who did.
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Musgrave Watson

bornactivedied
18041828-18471847
an English sculptor of the early 19th century. A stone frieze for Moxhay's Commercial Hall in Threadneedle Street in the City of London, completed in 1842, brought him critical acclaim. In the same year he received a lucrative commission from Lord Eldon for a marble double portrait of his grandfather, the first Lord Eldon, and his great-uncle, Baron Stowell.
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George Frederic Watts

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1817, Feb 231830s-19041904, Jul 1
English Victorian painter and sculptor of the Symbolist movement. Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope and Love and Life. During his last years Watts also turned to sculpture.
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Henry Weekes

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1807, Jan 141826-18761877, May/Jun 28
an English sculptor, best known for his portraiture. He was among the most successful British sculptors of the mid-Victorian period.
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Sir Richard Westmacott

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1775, Jul 151797-18561856, Sep 1
a British sculptor. Among his works are the reliefs for the north side of Marble Arch, the sculptures of figures representing The Rise of Civilisation on the pediment of the British Museum, and the Waterloo Vase now in Buckingham Palace Gardens.
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Anne Whitney

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1821, Sep 21915, Jan 23
an American sculptor and poet. She made full-length and bust sculptures of prominent political and historical figures and her works are in major museums in the United States. She received prestigious commissions for monuments. Two statues of Samuel Adams were ma...
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Solomon Willard

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17831861
a carver and builder in Massachusetts who is remembered primarily for designing and overseeing the Bunker Hill Monument, the first monumental obelisk erected in the United States. In Framingham, Massachusetts, Willard's First Baptist Church, Framingham of 1826 still stands, now the oldest building in the town. He is credited with designing some of the first ...
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Joseph Wilton

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1722, Jul 161755-17951803, Nov 25
an English sculptor. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, and its third keeper. His works are particularly numerous memorialising the famous Britons in Westminster Abbey.
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William F. Woodington

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1806, Feb 101825-1870s1893, Dec 24
a notable English painter and sculptor of the 19th century. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1825, was appointed curator of the Academy's School of Sculpture in 1851, and was elected an Associate in 1876.
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Thomas Woolner

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1825, Dec 171843-1880s1892, Oct 7
an English sculptor and poet who was one of the founder-members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was the only sculptor among the original members.
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Patience Wright

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17251770s-17851786, Mar 23
the first recognized American-born sculptor. She chiefly created wax figures of people. She loved to write poetry and was also a painter. She was patronized by George III, and sculpted him and other members of British royalty and nobility, but fell from royal fav...
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Matthew Cotes Wyatt

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17771805-1850s1862, Jan 3
a painter and sculptor and a member of the Wyatt family, who were well known in the Victorian era as architects and sculptors. Son of James Wyatt, the architect.
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Richard James Wyatt

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1795, Jun1818-18501850, May
a sculptor, the grandson of the architect James Wyatt. He was a man of classical tastes, and produced a number of exquisitely modelled, especially female, figures.
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