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 John Henry Foley  (1818 - 1874)

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Lived/Active: United Kingdom/Ireland/England      Known for: monumental heroic statue sculpture

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John Henry Foley (1818-1874)

The first major figure in Irish sculpture, John Henry Foley was born in Montgomery Street, Dublin in 1818.  He is best known for his heroic and monumental statues, including that of Daniel O'Connell (The Liberato') on O'Connell Street, Oliver Goldsmith and Edmund Burke on the grounds of Trinity College, Dublin and Henry Grattan on College Green, Dublin.

Foley showed great talent at an early age and at 13 began to study modeling (showing 500 of 3174 characters).

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