Hiram Powers


Birthday July 29, 1805

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Woodstock, VT

DEATH DATE Jun 27, 1873 (67)

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American neoclassical sculptor who made large marble busts, such as The Fisher Boy, Il Penseroso, and The Last of the Tribe.

Before Fame

He frequently visited the studio of Frederick Eckstein and discovered he had a strong passion for the art of sculpture.


His sculpture The Greek Slave attracted over 100,000 viewers when it was unveiled.

Family Life

He married and had three children.

Associated With

He and George Aiken were both from Vermont.