Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877

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Joel Tanner Hart was born in Clark County, Kentucky, February 10, 1810 to Josiah and Judith Tanner Hart. As a young man, he built stone walls and chimneys for a living and by the age of twenty-one was working in Pruden's marble yard in Lexington, Kentucky carving headstones and monuments. Hart began his career in sculpture when Shobal Vail Clevenger, a young sculptor from Cincinnati, encouraged him to sculpt a marble bust of Cassius Marcellus Clay. From then on, Hart received commissions to make busts of Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, John J. Crittenden, Robert Wickliffe, and Rev. Alexander Campbell. Although Hart was more enthusiastic about his poetry than his sculpture, very few of his verses were ever published in his lifetime. He died in Florence, Italy, March 2, 1877, but eight years later, his remains were brought back to Kentucky for reburial in the Frankfort Cemetery.

From the description of Papers, 1837-1881. (Centre College). WorldCat record id: 506011313

From the description of Joel T. Hart papers, 1836-1876. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38744758

American sculptor born in Kentucky.

From the description of Papers, 1823-1876. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52249080

Kentucky stone cutter who became a sculptor and poet. His most famous sculptures are of Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay. He spent the last thirty years of his life in Florence, Italy.

From the description of Joel Tanner Hart Papers, 1836-1877. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49279694

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referencedIn Mitchell, Strother D., Mrs.,. Joel T. Hart scrapbook, 1877-1947. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. Horace Greeley collection, 1840-1872. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Weeks, James Hubbard, 1810-1885. Journal, 1862-1864. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Filson Club. Filson Club lectures, 1887-1992. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Hart, Joel Tanner, 1810-1877. Papers, 1823-1876. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1931. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mackoy family. Mackoy family papers, 1784-1943. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877. Papers, 1837-1881. Centre College, Grace Doherty Library
creatorOf Hart, Joel T., 1810-1877. Joel T. Hart papers, 1836-1876. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Pindell, Henry Clay, 1823-1882. Henry Clay Pindell : papers, 1857-1882. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877. Joel Tanner Hart Papers, 1836-1877. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Joel T. Hart Letters, ., 1829-1864 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894. Chauncey Bradley Ives letters, 1838-1883 [and undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Coleman, J. Winston (John Winston), 1898-1983. J. Winston Coleman scrapbooks, 1799-1983. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918,. Miscellaneous artists' letters, receipts and exhibition announcements, 1731-1901. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Barbour, B. Johnson (Benjamin Johnson), 1821-1894. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1672-1930. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Grigsby family. Grigsby family : papers, 1818-1884. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. Hiram Powers and Powers family papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Smith, Joshua Soule, 1848-. Joshua Soule Smith papers, 1865-1903. University of Kentucky Libraries
referencedIn Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. Reuben T. Durrett miscellaneous papers, 1853-1909. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Hart, Joel T. (Joel Tanner), 1810-1877. Joel T. Hart letters, 1829-1864. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Clay, Henry, 1877-1852. Henry Clay letter, 1895 October. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Drew, Dorothy Hart. Drew Family Letters 1927-1973. Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
referencedIn Menefee family. Menefee family papers, 1826-1958. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Bodley family. Bodley family papers, 1773-1939. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Wickliffe-Preston family. Wickliffe-Preston family papers, 1753-1897 1770-1887. University of Kentucky Libraries
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associatedWith Bodley family. family
associatedWith Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875. person
associatedWith Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. person
associatedWith Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903. person
associatedWith Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. person
associatedWith Clevenger, Shobal Vail, 1812-1843. person
associatedWith Coleman, J. Winston (John Winston), 1898-1983. person
associatedWith Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. person
associatedWith Crittenden, John J. (John Jordan), 1787-1863. person
associatedWith Drew, Dorothy Hart. person
associatedWith Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. person
associatedWith Filson Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Grigsby family. family
associatedWith Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918, person
associatedWith Hart, John, fl. 1829-1884. person
associatedWith Hart, Josiah. person
associatedWith Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894. person
associatedWith Ives, Chauncey Bradley, 1810-1894. person
associatedWith Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. person
associatedWith Mackoy family. family
associatedWith Menefee family. family
associatedWith Pindell, Henry Clay, 1823-1882. person
associatedWith Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849. person
associatedWith Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873. person
associatedWith Reuben T. Durrett Collection on Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley (University of Chicago. Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Saul, George H. person
correspondedWith Shryock, Sophia person
associatedWith Smith, Joshua Soule, 1848- person
associatedWith Weaver, Dian person
associatedWith Weaver, Mary person
associatedWith Weeks, James Hubbard, 1810-1885. person
associatedWith Wickliffe-Preston family. family
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Kentucky
United States
Kentucky
Whitley County (Ky.)
Kansas
Texas
Florence (Italy)
United States
Italy--Florence
United States
Italy--Florence
United States
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Artists
Education--History--19th century
Sculptors--History--19th century
Poets, American
Expatriate artists
Presidents--Election--1868-
African Americans--History--1863-1877
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Sculptors
Tobacco
Whiskey industries
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Birth 1810-02-10

Death 1877-03-02

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