(1820 - 1877)
Margaret F. Foley was active/lived in Massachusetts, Vermont / Italy. Margaret Foley is known for cameo, medallion portraits, direct carving.
Biography Margaret Foley
Margaret Foley was a self-taught sculptor-prodigy from rural Vermont, who worked her way up to a distinguished career in Rome. She began to whittle and carve as a young girl growing up in the quiet country town of Vergennes. After working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, she moved to Boston in 1848 and specialized in cameo portraits.
Foley emigrated to Rome in 1860 and expanded her oeuvre to larger marble medallion portraits of such noted sitters as poet William Cullen Bryant (1867), Amherst College). She also modeled portrait busts in the round (Theodore Parker (1867), and religious and ideal pieces (Jeremiah and Cleopatra). Foley won international recognition and received many commissions for the medallion portraits done
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