John H Rogers
(1829 - 1904)
John H. Rogers was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts. John Rogers is known for genre and figure sculpture.
Biography John H. Rogers
Born in Salem, Massachusetts, John Rogers became a highly sought after sculptor and modeler of figures and genre subjects in the mid 19th century. He was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Northampton and Roxbury, Massachusetts. He spent his early life as a clerk in New England, New York City, and the Middle West, living in Missouri from 1848 to 1857.
As early as 1849, Rogers began modelling with clay, but it was 1858 when he decided to become a professional sculptor. He took his training in Paris and Rome where he associated with prominent American sculptors Harriet Hosmer and Richard Greenough. However, the dominant style of Neo-Classicism* taught in Italy was not to his liking because it was too restrained and formal and did not tell the
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