The American School Boy

The American School Boy, c. 1857. Joseph Mozier (1812-1870). Marble. Gift of Edward King.

Joseph Mozier was born in Vermont and opened a studio in Rome in 1845 where he remained until his death. Most of Mozier’s themes had a strong literary, historical, or anecdotal appeal. His most famous work, The Prodigal Son, won the Grand Prize in Rome in 1867.

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