Giuseppe (Joseph) Ceracchi
(1751 - 1802)
Giuseppe (Joseph) Ceracchi was active/lived in Pennsylvania, District Of Columbia / France, England. Giuseppe Ceracchi is known for portrait bust sculpture.
Giuseppe Ceracchi, born in 1751, was the earliest and most important Italian Neo-Classical* sculptor to work in America. Ceracchi distinguished himself as a sculptor first in his native Italy, then, in the late 1770s, in London, and again at the Austrian court in Vienna. He returned to Rome in the 1780s, and arrived in America early in 1791, inspired with the desire to win a commission for his proposed 100-foot monument to Liberty.
Toward that end, he produced a series of busts of the Great Men of America, modeled from life, some of which were cut in marble. The subjects included George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Adams. These busts, all characteristically heroic in exp ... Displaying 750 of 5559 characters.