ROGERS, Randolph
(b. 1825, Waterloo, N.Y., d. 1892, Roma)

Biography

American sculptor, known for his Victorian, often sentimental works. He was born in Waterloo, New York, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he was a dry goods clerk. He moved to New York City c. 1847, studied sculpture in Rome in 1848, and settled there. He opened a studio in Rome, and resided in that city until his death in 1892.

Roger's best known work, Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii was based on an episode from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's best seller, The Last Days of Pompeii. His works include the Columbus Doors of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., the Soldiers Monument at Gettysburg National Cemetery, and the Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Detroit, Michigan.



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