(1825 - 1883)
Joseph Alexis Bailly was active/lived in Pennsylvania / France. Joseph Bailly is known for sculptor-portrait-equestrian, decorative.
Biography Joseph Bailly
A resident of Paris, France the first years of his life, Joseph Bailly studied at the French Institute and worked in his father's cabinet shop as a turner and carver. He emigrated to the United States in 1848 because he had been conscripted against his will in the revolution of 1848 and was guilty of firing on his own captain. He escaped and lived briefly in New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, and Buenos Aires before settling in Philadelphia.
In 1850, he started a woodcarving business and was successful with commissions from local patrons for decorative projects. In 1854, he opened a sculpture studio and first worked as a wood carver and wax modeler but then became a specialist in portrait busts in bronze. His bust of George W
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