See Article History Alternative Title: Patience Lovell was born into a prosperous Quaker farm family. In she married Joseph Wright. Little is known of her life from then untilwhen she was left a widow with five children.
A wax museum usually has a collection of wax figures representing famous people in history. Did you ever wonder about the artists who make the sculptures of these lifelike figures made of wax?
Patience Lovell Wright was considered the first recognized American-born sculptor. Her sculptures were made of wax.
At that time, most girls did not attend school. She and her eight sisters were raised in the Quaker faith.
As a Quaker, Patience was used to being different. As a result, all the children in her family learned to read and write.
It was at this time she discovered her talent for sculpting. She and her sisters shaped wet flour or clay.
When the sculptures were dry, they used plant extracts to paint them. It was clear that Patience had a great deal of talent for sculpting at an early age. She married a much older man named Joseph Wright.
He was a landowner and spent much of his time away from home taking care of his properties. When he died, Patience had five children to support.
Her husband left her no money, so she moved to Philadelphia to live with her sister. She began working with her sister, Rachel, in her small wax-modeling business there.
She and Rachel soon opened their own studio when they got financial support from a lawyer and artist friend. Their customers were wealthy people who wanted life-sized wax versions of themselves.
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Did you ever wonder about the artists who make the sculptures of these lifelike figures made of wax? America’s First Sculptor and Revolutionary Spy. Image: Portrait of Patience Lovell Wright Patience Lovell was born on Long Island in to well-to-do Quakers, and moved with her family to Bordentown, New Jersey, at age four.
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One of nine sisters and one brother born to a Quaker family, Patience grew up in New Jersey and discovered her talent for sculpting figures early on.5/5(1).
Patience Wright, formerly known as Patience Lovell, was born in , in Long Island New Jersey to a “well-to-do-Quaker family” (MacLean, 1).
At that time in America, women were not allowed to own property or make any kind of salary; it was custom for women to . Charles Coleman Sellers, Patience Wright, American Artist and Spy in George III’s London (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, ); and Richard Altick, The Shows of London (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ),