Henry Kirke Brown

1814 - 1886
Origin: United States
Born: February 24, 1814, Leyden, Massachusetts
Died: 1886, Newburgh, New York

Henry Kirke Brown was born in 1814 in Leyden, Massachusetts. He studied portraiture with Chester Harding in Boston, who also introduced him to clay; Brown came to prefer that medium to painting in oils. With help from his wealthy friends and working as a civil engineer on the first railroad in Illinois, Brown had enough money to study in Italy, where he stayed for five years.

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Panther and Cubs
c. 1850, Bronze
Henry Kirke Brown
United States, 1814 - 1886