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John Crookshanks King

Also Known as: John C. King

Kilwinning, Scotland 1806

Boston, Massachusetts 1882

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John Crookshanks King was born in Scotland and trained as a machinist. He came to the United States in 1829 and worked as a superintendent of various factories in Cincinnati and Louisville. He began sculpting in 1834, after the artist Hiram Powers suggested he make a portrait of his wife. King created many sculptures of prominent men, including John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.