(1862 - 1929)
Charles Allan Grafly was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts. Charles Grafly is known for male portrait bust and commemorative sculpture.
Biography Charles Grafly
A native of Philadelphia, Charles Grafly has been called the "foremost
American sculptor of male portrait busts." (Reynolds, 146). It has also
been written that "Most important of all, . . .he sought to find the
true person within, which was even more elusive." (Reynolds, 178).
also did life-size figures including ones for the Philadelphia "Smith
Monument", a tribute to Civil War soldiers. However, early in his
career, he focused on idealistic and allegorical subjects. In the
Paris Exposition of 1900, he won a Gold Medal for the Vulture of War, and for the Pan American Exposition of 1901, he did the Fountain of Men,
an allegorical depiction representing the five senses. For the
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