John Henry Foley
(1818 - 1874)
John Henry Foley was active/lived in United Kingdom, Ireland, England. John Foley is known for monumental heroic statue sculpture.
Biography John Henry Foley
John Henry Foley (1818-1874)
The first major figure in Irish sculpture, John Henry Foley was born in Montgomery Street, Dublin in 1818. He is best known for his heroic and monumental statues, including that of Daniel O'Connell (The Liberato') on O'Connell Street, Oliver Goldsmith and Edmund Burke on the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin and Henry Grattan on College Green, Dublin.
Foley showed great talent at an early age and at 13 began to study modeling, architectural drawing, studies of the human form and ornamental design at the Royal Dublin Society, where he went on to win several prizes.
At the age of 17 he moved to London to continue his studies at the Royal Academy, where he was later
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