Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929

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Charles Grafley was a sculptor and a teacher. Born in Philadelphia in 1862, he began working as a stone carver at the age of 17. He attended night classes in art at the Spring Garden Institute and in 1884 entered the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, where he studied with Thomas Eakins. In 1888, Grafly went to Paris, studying at the Academie Julian and later at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He began teaching sculpture at the Drexel Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy in 1891. Grafley was a member of the Architectural League, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Sculpture Society, and the Philadelphia Art Club. He won the Geo. D. Widener gold medal in 1913. His best known work is the Meade Memorial, Washington, D.C.

From the description of Photographs, 1888-[ca. 1901] (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665729

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referencedIn Grafly, Dorothy, 1896-1980. Sculptor's clay : typescript, [undated] / by Dorothy Grafly. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Douglas Tilden Papers, 1860-1970 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1870-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn The Dorothy Grafly collection. Wichita State University, Ablah Library
referencedIn Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954. Albert Laessle papers, 1897-1971. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. [Letter] : 1926 July 12, Gloucester, Mass. [to] Irva Struthers McCall, Haverford, Pa. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899-. Katharine Lane Weems papers, 1865-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Photographs, 1888-[ca. 1901] Winterthur Library
creatorOf Letters to Albert Rosenthal, 1885-1936 Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944. Walter Elmer Schofield papers, 1885-1974. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. Letters to Charles Henry Hart from artists, 1863-1915. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grafly, Charles. [Charles Grafly] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. Arnold Geissbuhler papers, 1915-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. Arnold Geissbuhler papers, 1915-1977. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, ca. 1600-1936 (inclusive), 1861-1936 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Charles Grafly photographs, [ca. 1890-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. [Letter] : 1915 November 3, Lanesville, Mass. [to] Irva Struthers McCall. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. Robert Henri papers, 1870-1954. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005. Helen Farr Sloan Philadelphia Inquirer notebooks. 1886-1896. University of Delaware Library, Hugh M Morris Library
referencedIn Helen Farr Sloan, Philadelphia Inquirer, notebooks, 1886–1896 University of Delaware Library – Special Collections
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Charles Grafly letters to F.E. Elwell, 1898-1912. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Charles Grafly photographs, [ca. 1890-1950]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Baltimore Museum of Art Library & Archives
referencedIn Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-. Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-Aug. 15. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Correspondence with Henry Charles Lea, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Grafly, Charles, 1862-1929. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959. Amory C. Simons photographic materials, [ca. 1890]-1915. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Charles Grafly, person
associatedWith Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art. corporateBody
correspondedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922 person
associatedWith Geissbuhler, Arnold, 1897-1983. person
associatedWith Grafley family family
associatedWith Grafly, Dorothy, 1896-1980. person
associatedWith Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901- person
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918. person
associatedWith Henri, Robert, 1865-1929. person
associatedWith Laessle, Albert, 1877-1954. person
associatedWith McCall, Irva Struthers. person
associatedWith McCall, Irva Struthers McCall. person
associatedWith Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937 person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939. person
associatedWith Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Simons, Amory C. (Amory Coffin), 1869-1959. person
associatedWith Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005 person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith Tilden, Douglas, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Weems, Katharine Lane, 1899- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Massachusetts--Gloucester
Massachusetts--Gloucester
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Subject
Sculptors
Artists' studios--Photographs
Photography
Plaster casts--Photographs
House furnishings--Photographs
Portraits
Artist's studios
Sculpture--Photographs
Dwellings--Photographs
Occupation
Sculptors
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Birth 1862-12-03

Death 1929-05-05

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