E Luigi Persico
(1791 - 1860)
E. Luigi Persico was active/lived in Pennsylvania, District Of Columbia / France, Italy. E Persico is known for sculpture, often portrait.
Biography E. Luigi Persico
Luigi Persico, born in Naples, Italy in 1791, came to America in 1818. For several years, he worked in Lancaster, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sustaining himself as an artist by teaching drawing and painting miniatures. He came to public attention when his bust of the Marquis de Lafayette was exhibited, probably in 1824, when the Frenchman made a farewell tour of America. Taking advantage of his newly-won acclaim, Persico moved to Washington, D.C. in 1825 where he quickly made a number of political friends, including President John Quincy Adams, of whom he executed a portrait bust about 1825.
One of President Adam's last official acts was to sign the contract authorizing Persico to create colossal statues of "War" and "
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