(1806 - 1876)
Henry Dexter was active/lived in Massachusetts. Henry Dexter is known for sculptor-portrait bust, figure.
Biography Henry Dexter
Basically a self-taught painter and sculptor, Henry Dexter, 1806-1876, never saw another artist carve or model a portrait sculpture until after he had achieved his own artistic and career success with work that was realistic in intent, but classical in form and conception.
Considered a pioneer of American sculpture, Dexter completed for Mount Auburn Cemetery a memorial statue of the "Binney Child," which is thought to be the first marble statue created in America.
It was his view that there was a distinctly American art, and he never went to Europe, believing that American artists who lived and studied in Europe lost their American characteristics.
Dexter was born October 11, 1806, in Nelson, New York, in Madison Cou
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