Rinehart, William Henry

Rinehart, William Henry,

1825–74, American sculptor, b. near Union Bridge, Md. A Baltimore stonecutter, he became one of the best of the early American sculptors, working in the classic vein. He lived in Italy after 1858. His works are best seen in the Peabody Institute, Baltimore, where there are casts of 42 of his figures, reliefs, and busts and 3 marble originals, including his masterpiece, Clytie. He left a fund for the education of American sculptors, first used in 1895.
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Rinehart, William Henry

(1825–74) sculptor; born in Union Bridge, Md. He worked in a marble quarry and as a stone cutter in Baltimore (1846), studied at the Maryland Institute (1846–51) and in Italy (1855–57), and became an expatriate sculptor in Rome, specializing in neoclassical marble works, such as Hero (1869).
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