(1813 - 1857)
Thomas Crawford was active/lived in District Of Columbia, New York / Italy. Thomas Crawford is known for portrait and classical statue sculpture-marble.
One of the leading 19th-century American neoclassical* sculptors, "Thomas Crawford was the only one of the first generation of American neoclassical sculptors to become known as master of public statuary." (Tolles, 34) He was
born in New York City and spent most of his career in Rome, Italy with
only brief trips to the United States including in 1844, 1849, and
He began his career working for the stone-cutting firm of
Frazee and Launitz, owned by John Frazee and Robert E. Launitz, two individuals who would have an impact on Crawford's career. Frazee was
one of America's first artists to work successfully in the classical*
tradition, and Launitz introduced Crawford to his teacher, Bertel
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