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Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861)

 

Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861)
American Neoclassical sculptor ;
B. P. Akers ; B.P. Akers ; B. Paul Akers ; Ben P. Akers ; Benjamin P. Akers ;
[Born July 10, 1825 in Saccarappa (Westbrook), ME – died May 21, 1861 in Philadelphia, PA]

 

FAD record control number: 44788 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Benjamin Paul Akers (1825-1861) biography:

Birth: July 10, 1825 in Saccarappa (Westbrook), ME ;
Death: May 21, 1861 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Cancer ;

Known for: Portrait busts ; medallions ;
Medium: Stone ; marble ;
Technique: Carving ; sculpting ;
Subjects: People ;

Areas: Cumberland, ME ; Portland, ME ; Boston, MA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Italy (1852-1853, 1855, 1859) ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: Cumberland, ME ; Portland, ME ; Boston, MA ; Philadelphia, PA ; Italy (1852-1853) ;
Father: William Akers (1802-1870) ;
Mother: Sarah Jones (1805-1861) ;
Relatives: Granville M. Akers (1829-?), brother ; Sarah Akers (1831-1855), sister ; Francis Akers (1832-1905), brother ; Charles Akers (1835-1906), brother ; Jane (Akers) Bixby (1836-1896), sister ; Joseph Akers (1838-?), brother ; John M. Akers (1839-1920), brother ; Joseph Akers (1843-1872), brother ; Maria Akers (1847-?), sister ;
Spouse: Anna “Annie” Maria Akers (1850-1934), wife, married August, 1860 in Philadelphia, PA ;
Children: 

Training: Privately in Boston, MA under Joseph Carew (1809-1870) ; Privately under Hiram Powers (1805-1873) in Italy ;
Instructors: Joseph Carew (1809-1870) ;
Work:

Taught:
Students:

Member:
Exhibited with: National Academy of Design, New York, NY (1859) ;
Awards:

Milestones: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous novel, The marble faun has character based on Akers ;

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Document information

Document permalink:
http://fineartdatabase.org/artist/?p=44788

Digital-born document number:
FAD.2019.44788

Digital document provenance:
Original compiled and researched document by the Fine Art Database, 266 West 21st Street, New York, NY.

Document license:
Creative Commons Corporation  shareAlike (sa) license.  Some of the information contained within this document may hold further publication restrictions depending on final use.  It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine.

Image license:
The author of this artwork died more than 70 years ago. According to U.S. Copyright Law, copyright expires 70 years after the author’s death. In other countries, legislation may differ.

Record birth date:
February 7, 2019

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