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Karl Gerhardt

 (1853 - 1940)
Karl Gerhardt was active/lived in Connecticut, Louisiana.  Karl Gerhardt is known for sculptor-portrait.

Biography   Karl Gerhardt


Born in Boston on January 7, 1853, Karl Gerhardt was destined for fame as a sculptor of Ulysses S. Grant, Mark Twain, and a number of other famous men of that time. Early reports of Gerhardt's work history indicate he was a machinist at the Ames Foundry in Chicopee, Massachusetts--a company that specialized in building Civil War cannons during the conflict between the Union and Confederacy. The company turned its attention to casting memorials to fallen soldiers after the war ended.

He married Harriet Josephine Gloyd, who worked hard to further his career and was successfully persistent in arousing the interest and financial support of Mark Twain for her husband's work. The couple settled in Hartford, Connecticut where Gerhardt was   ...  Displaying 750 of 7419 characters.

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