Moses Ezekiel: Civil War Soldier, Renowned Sculptor by Keith Gibson

Time Period
1861 to 1876
1877 to 1924
Media Type
Art & Architecture
Keith Gibson

Few sculptors of the nineteenth century were as well known during their lifetimes as Moses Ezekiel, though he is little-known today. The first Jewish cadet at VMI, he fought in the battle of New Market in 1864. Encouraged by Robert E. Lee to pursue his artistic calling, Ezekiel studied in Europe and became the first American to win the coveted Prix de Rome. Keith Gibson will draw on his biography of Ezekiel to bring to life this luminary of nineteenth-century art.

Colonel Gibson has served as executive director of museum programs and architectural historian at the Virginia Military Institute. (Introduction by Robert F. Strohm)

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