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 William Rush  (1756 - 1833)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania      Known for: sculptor-marine figureheads, portrait

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William Rush
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A prominent carver of figureheads for ships, one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and likely America's first sculptor in the fine-art tradition, William Rush became well known in Philadelphia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  For fifty years, he oversaw a successful woodcarving shop with many apprentices at a time when Philadelphia was challenging Boston as the primary shipbuilding center in the United States.  He is credited with introduc (showing 500 of 5141 characters).



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