Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

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Birthday
8, 1807
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1894 (86)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1807
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 27, 1894 (86)

About

English sculptor and natural history artist known for his work on the life-size models of dinosaurs in the Crystal Palace Park.

Before Fame

He studied at St. Aloysius College, and learned sculpture from William Behnes.

Trivia

He was appointed assistant superintendent of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

Family Life

He married Mary Selina Green in 1826 and they had six children.

Associated With

He was commissioned to make sculptures for New York City's Central Park, which Frederick Olmstead designed.