(1810 - 1877)
Joel Tanner Hart was active/lived in Kentucky / Italy. Joel Hart is known for portrait bust sculpture.
Biography Joel Hart
The following is from American National Biography Online:
Hart, Joel Tanner (11 Feb. 1810-2 Mar. 1877), sculptor, was born on a farm in Clark County, Kentucky, the son of Josiah Hart, a surveyor, hunter, and farmer, and Judith Tanner. He grew up in rural Clark County, where he received only about three years of elementary education. Despite this lack of formal education, he became an avid reader and took advantage of the library of local architect Philip B. Winn, who owned books on architecture and sculpture.
Following his mother's death in 1825, Hart moved with his brothers to nearby Bourbon County, Kentucky, in search of employment. There he met Samuel Houston, who was a stonemason, painter, and carpente
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