(1827 - 1863)
Alexander Galt was active/lived in Virginia. Alexander Galt is known for sculptor-portrait bust.
Biography Alexander Galt
Alexander Galt, a portrait sculptor, was born in Norfolk, Virginia on January 26, 1827. Galt was a son of Alexander Galt Sr., his artistic talents were first noticed when he was a pupil of a Frenchman, M. Schisano.
Galt's first efforts at sculpture were miniature figures carved from pieces of chalk he carried in his pockets to chalk the taws he used when shooting marbles with his schoolmates. From these he progressed to small alabaster figures, after which he began carving cameos from conch shells, several of which were set in gold and worn by Norfolk belles of that era.
Before studying in Florence from 1848 to 1854, he worked in crayon and pencil. Introduced to the Neo-Classical style while abroad, he made many ideal pieces,
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