(1828 - 1895)
Leonard Wells Volk was active/lived in Illinois, Wisconsin. Leonard Volk is known for monument and portrait sculpture.
Biography Leonard Volk
Leonard Wells Volk, sculptor, was born November 7, 1828 at Wellstown (now Wells, NY) to Garret and Elizabeth (Gesner) and died August 19, 1895 at Osceola, WI (on a summer visit). At age 16, he began learning marble cutting from his father and elder brother in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. After working several years in Bethany, Batavia and Buffalo, NY, he studied drawing and modeling in St. Louis.
On April 22, 1852 he married Emily Clarissa Barlow, daughter of Dr. Jonathan King Barlow. They had four children-Adele, Arthur, Nora and Stephen A. Douglas Volk. They first settled in Galena, Illinois, then went to St. Louis and finally settled in Rock Island, Illinois where he worked at Volk's Rock Island Marble Works with his br
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