Edward Augustus Brackett
(1818 - 1908)
Edward Augustus Brackett was active/lived in Massachusetts, New York, Maine. Edward Brackett is known for portrait bust sculpture.
Biography Edward Augustus Brackett
Edward Augustus Brackett, a mid-19th-century neo-classical* sculptor, grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, a city notable for its artistic activity, especially in sculpture. By 1839, Brackett moved to New York City, but two years later settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he created most of his work that has been described as both "imaginative and disturbing" (Falk).
He exhibited at the National Academy of Design* in New York and the Athenaeum Gallery in Boston. He was the older brother of the portrait painter, Walter M. Brackett.
He specialized primarily in portraiture and his best-known bust is of the leading Boston artist of the period, Washington Allston (MMA), done after Allston's death, in 1844. The work wa
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