Edward Virginius Valentine
(1838 - 1930)
Edward Virginius Valentine was active/lived in Virginia. Edward Valentine is known for sculptor, painter-portraits.
Biography Edward Virginius Valentine
Edward Virginius Valentine was born in Richmond on November 12, 1838 to Mann Satterwhite Valentine, a successful merchant, and his wife, the former Elizabeth Mosby. The youngest of nine children, Edward had talent that was revealed early on, and young "Ned" won his first art award at the age of seventeen, for a bust of the Apollo Belvedere exhibited at the Mechanics Institute Fair in Richmond.
In 1856, he studied human anatomy at the Medical College of Virginia and received instruction in drawing from the Richmond artist, William James Hubard. From 1859 to 1865, Valentine traveled in Europe, studying under Couture and Jouffrey in Paris, Bonanti in Florence and August Kiss in Berlin.
Upon Professor Kiss's death--and t
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