(1842 - 1871)
Madison Colby was active/lived in Wisconsin, California, Massachusetts / Italy. Madison Colby is known for medallion sculpture.
Biography Madison Colby
The following information is from Steven Branting, Institutional Historian of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.
Evidence is now very strong that Madison Colby studied with Thomas Ball, both in Boston and in Florence, Italy.
I am now working on finding a photograph of Colby.
This appears to be a very important find, as the works are still in their original frames and matting. Colby even painted his name on the reverse of the frames.
Crowd wisdom may prove to be very helpful in filling in the small holes still left in the story.
Six (6) works by Colby have been identified, four (4) of which can no longer be located. Three (3) were likely destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake
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