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Charles Francis Fuller

England 1830

Florence, Italy 1875

Luce Artist Quote

“Mr. Fuller’s works must not be classed with the best examples of modern sculpture, either British or foreign, but they evidence, generally, refined taste and poetic design.”

Luce Artist Biography

In 1853, Charles Francis Fuller resigned from the British army and traveled to Florence, where he studied with the American sculptor Hiram Powers. The London Art Journal reported that he made such progress under Powers that, “in a comparatively short space of time his own studio was much frequented by the English, who took an interest in his works.” Fuller maintained his ties to England by exhibiting his works at the Royal Academy, but, like Powers and a group of other American and British expatriate sculptors, made Florence his home.