Chauncey Ives

Born in Hamden, Ives (1810-1894) apprenticed as a wood carver in New Haven as a teenager but soon changed to marble and refined his sculpting skills in Boston and New York. He settled in Rome where he produced most of his work and where he is buried. His works are on display in eighteen museums throughout the United States including the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.