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MARGARET FOLEY #100travelHERS

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Birth: 1827; northern Vermont

Death: 1877; Meran, Austria-Hungary

Occupation: Maid, schoolteacher, mill worker, neo-classical sculptor

 

Notable journeys: A Vermont politician recognized her talent at making cameos and funded her emigration to Rome, where she became a classically trained marble sculptor. Remained in Europe for the rest of her life.

 

Notable work: Marble reliefs, sculptors, fountains, and more, including the Cleopatra bust featured above, now held at the Smithsonian

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Uploaded on February 1, 2017