(1819 - 1895)
William Wetmore Story was active/lived in Massachusetts / Italy. William Story is known for classical figure and portrait sculpture, writing.
Biography William Story
William Wetmore Story was a 19th-century sculptor known for idealized classical* subjects including Cleopatra, Lybian Sibyl and the Medea. He was the son of US Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, and was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1819, and educated at Harvard University. He had begun a successful career as a lawyer, writing several important books on the law when his father died in 1845.
A memorial statue of the famous jurist was planned, and at the younger Story's request, the commission for it was granted to his son, although the younger Story was at best an amateur artist who continued to practice law after his father's death. He traveled to Italy to prepare himself for the endeavor and worked on
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