John Henry Foley

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Birthday
24, 1818
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 27, 1874 (56)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1818
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 27, 1874 (56)

About

Irish sculptor who made the statue of Daniel O'Connell in Dublin, as well as the statue of Prince Albert in London.

Before Fame

He was a student in the schools of the Royal Academy in London.

Trivia

A statue of Foley himself at the Victoria and Albert Museum shows him with a moustache, wearing a floppy cap.

Family Life

His father was a glass-blower.

Associated With

He and Augustus Saint-Gaudens were both sculptors from Ireland.