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Lorado Zadoc Taft

 (1860 - 1936)
Lorado Zadoc Taft was active/lived in Illinois.  Lorado Taft is known for figural and monumental sculpture, teaching.

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Lorado Taft was born on April 29, 1860, in Elmwood, Illinois, the first of four children for Don Carlos and Mary Lucy Taft. His father was born in 1827 in Swanzey, New Hampshire, and received his education at Amherst College, graduating in 1852. He married Mary Lucy Foster in 1856, and taught at several high schools until becoming a non-resident Professor of Geology at the University of Illinois in 1871. The following year he was appointed Professor of Geology and Zoology, a position he held until 1882 when he left to travel around Europe. The Taft family moved to Champaign after his appointment, where as a boy Lorado received instruction from a Belgium sculptor on drawing, modeling, and sculpting. He went on to attend the University, recei   ...  Displaying 750 of 4291 characters.

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