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John Frazee

Born: Jul 18, 1790

Death: Feb 24, 1852

Birthplace: Rahway

Nationality: United States

John Frazee

Date of Birth : Jul 18, 1790
Date of Death : Feb 24, 1852
Birth Place : Rahway

John Frazee was an American sculptor and architect. The Smithsonian has a collection of many of his sculptures as well as paintings of Frazee by other artists including Asher B. Durand and Henry Colton Shumway He was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and worked in the Neo-Classic tradition. He is known as being one of the first successful native born American sculptors and "the first American born sculptor to execute a bust in marble." He is best known for his portrait busts, including of John Jay and Marquis De Lafayette. He carved sculptures for the Boston Athenaeum including of Chief Justice John Marshall and Daniel Webster. He also received a commission to design the New York Customs House, later used as Federal Hall National Memorial. The sculptor Thomas Crawford began his career as a marble carver in Frazee's studio in New York City. In 1826, he helped found the National Academy of Design.

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