The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Gerhardt, Karl

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GERHARDT, Karl, American sculptor: b. Boston, Mass., 7 Jan. 1853. He was a machinist at Chicopee, Mass., and he showed considerable talent in this field, in which he later became a designer of machinery at Hartford. He became interested in sculpture and he was so successful that he was ultimately sent to study in Paris, where his work was exhibited in the salon and won prizes. His works include busts of Gen. U. S. Grant, Henry Ward Beecher, Samuel L. Clemens, etc.; and statues of Nathan Hale, in the Connecticut State capitol; Gen. Israel Putnam at Brooklyn, Conn., and other Americans of note.