John Crookshanks King

Name
John Crookshanks King
Also Known as
John C. King
Born
Kilwinning, Scotland 1806
Died
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.

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