Randolph John Rogers
(1825 - 1892)
Randolph John Rogers was active/lived in New York, Michigan / Italy. Randolph Rogers is known for idealized figure sculpture, portriat busts and monuments.
Biography Randolph John Rogers
Born in Waterloo, New York, Randolph John Rogers became an expatriate* sculptor of idealized figures, portraits, and commemorative works in Neo-Classical* and Realist* styles. He worked in clay, plaster, marble and bronze, and lived both in Italy and the United States.
Rogers was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and as a young man did woodcuts* for the local newspaper, The Michigan Argus, and also worked as a baker's assistant and a dry goods clerk. In 1847, he moved to New York City, where he hoped to find work as an engraver*, but failing to do so, worked in a dry goods store owned by John Steward, Jr., and Lycurgis Edgerton. Impressed by his talents at drawing and modeling, they paid for him to
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