John Rogers was born in Salem, Mass., and spent his early life as a clerk in New England, New York, and the Midwest. He began to model sculpture before the middle of the century. In 1858 he went first to Paris and then to Rome for training. The ideals of contemporary neoclassicism, as practiced by both American and European sculptors in Italy, did not inspire him, however, and he turned his back upon his sculptural pursuits when he returned to Chicago.
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In addition to everything else we also collected the statuary art of John Rogers.
Called "the Norman Rockwell of the 19th century," Rogers was an artist who sought to portray in his statuary the feelings and interests of the everyday person. In the humble medium of plaster, the self-taught artist was a master at capturing the customs, habits, and emotions that make up the comedy and drama of everyday life.
John Rogers (1829–1904), American sculptor, b. Salem, Mass. Trained as an en ...click for details