(1814 - 1886)
Henry Kirke Brown was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts / Italy. Henry Brown is known for sculptor, portrait, animal-sketches.
Biography Henry Brown
Creator of the first western bronze, Henry Kirke Brown achieved that distinction with his work, The Choosing of the Arrow. Brown was fascinated with American history, especially American Indians, and was committed to American artists dedicating themselves to American and not the Europeans subjects so prevalent among the many Americans with Old World classical training.
He was born in Leyden, Massachusetts, and showing early art talent for portraiture, went to Boston at age 18 to study with Chester Harding, who was a leading portraitist of that time. In Harding's studio, Brown found some clay, which he modeled and decided he was more fascinated with that medium than oil paint.
To earn money to go to Italy, the place of t
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