Joseph Wilton

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Birthday
16, 1722
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1803 (81)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
16, 1722
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1803 (81)

About

English sculptor who was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy. He sculpted a bust of Dr Antonio Cocchi.

Before Fame

He trained under Laurent Delvaux at Nivelles, in France and then went to the Academy in Paris to study under Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.

Trivia

His works are known for memorializing particular people in Westminster Abbey.

Family Life

His father was an ornamental plasterer.

Associated With

He made two busts of Oliver Cromwell.