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Charles Grafly

 (1862 - 1929)
Charles Allan Grafly was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts.  Charles Grafly is known for male portrait bust and commemorative sculpture.

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Charles Grafly


A native of Philadelphia, Charles Grafly has been called the "foremost American sculptor of male portrait busts." (Reynolds, 146). It has also been written that "Most important of all, . . .he sought to find the true person within, which was even more elusive." (Reynolds, 178).

Grafly also did life-size figures including ones for the Philadelphia "Smith Monument", a tribute to Civil War soldiers.  However, early in his career, he focused on idealistic and allegorical subjects.  In the Paris Exposition of 1900, he won a Gold Medal for the Vulture of War, and for the Pan American Exposition of 1901, he did the Fountain of Men, an allegorical depiction representing the five senses.  For the Custom's  ...  Displaying 750 of 2133 characters.



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About  Charles Grafly

Born:  1862 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died:   1929
Known for:  male portrait bust and commemorative sculpture