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Essay: <em>General Andrew Jackson</em> by William Rush

Essay: General Andrew Jackson by William Rush

A brief essay about William Rush's sculpture of General Andrew Jackson. Rush is considered one of America's first sculptors, and the Art Institute's General Andrew Jackson documents the rise of not only a national military hero but also sculpture as an art form in America. In addition, the contemporary subject matter of Machinist and Machinist's Apprentice reflects the rise of American industry in the North. Viewed together, these two marble sculptures raise questions about the social and technological changes of the mid-19th century.

19th century, American, portraits, sculpture


Fine Arts, Language Arts, Social Science/History
Elementary, High School, Middle School
Art from Many Places, Art Traditions of the United States, Learning about America through Art

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