Chauncey Bradley Ives

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Chauncey Bradley Ives (1810-1894) was an American sculptor known for his neoclassical style and his depictions of historical figures and allegorical subjects. He was born in Hamden, Connecticut and studied sculpture in Italy before returning to the United States in 1852 to establish his career as a sculptor. Some of his notable works include “The Angel of the Resurrection,” a statue of Abraham Lincoln, and the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in New Haven, Connecticut. Ives was also a founder of the National Academy of Design and was instrumental in establishing the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.