(1805 - 1873)
Hiram Powers was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Ohio, Vermont / Italy. Hiram Powers is known for marble sculpture-neo classical figure.
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A preeminent Neo-Classical* American sculptor of the nineteenth century, Hiram Powers was a carver in marble* of figures including many subjects from Greek mythology. According to one source, his work, Prosperone, became "the most favored single piece among Powers' work, and it was copied more times than any other work ever produced by an American sculptor" (Christie's New York, 12/2/1988). His sculpture, Greek Slave, was "the best known work of the mid century". (Samuels, 379)
Born on a poverty-stricken farm in Vermont, near Woodstock, in 1805, Powers had humble beginnings, being the eighth of nine children. His family moved to Cincinnati where from the ages of 17 to 23, he held jobs in the Luman Wats
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