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Boyle, John J.locked

(12 January 1851–10 February 1917)
  • Marjorie A. Walter

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Boyle, John J. (12 January 1851–10 February 1917), sculptor, was born in New York City, the son of Samuel Boyle, a stonecutter, and Catherine McAuley. Boyle’s family relocated to Philadelphia before his first birthday, and his father died five years later. As a boy Boyle attended public schools and worked as an apprentice stonecutter and stonecarver. In 1872 he enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with ...

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