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Charles Callahan Perkins

Charles Callahan Perkins, American cultural leader. member Boston School Committee, 1870-1883.

Background

  • Perkins, Charles Callahan was born on March 1, 1823 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of James and Eliza (Callahan) Perkins.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1843.

    Career

    • Inherited fortune from father. Studied and painted in Europe, 1843-1850, 65-69. President Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, 1850-1851, 75-86.

      Contributed funds to build Boston Music Hall, Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Lecturer painting Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1857-1858, later gave public lectures in Boston. Founder Massachusetts Normal Art School (now Massachusetts School Art).

      Member Boston School Committee, 1870-1883. President Boston Art Club, 1869-1879. Author: Tuscan Sculptors, 1864.

      Italian Sculptors, 1868. Art in Education, 1870. Raphael and Michaelangelo, 1878.

      Historical Handbook of Italian Sculpture, 1883. Ghiberti et Son École, 1886. History of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Massachusetts, 1886.

    Works

    • Author: Tuscan Sculptors, 1864. Italian Sculptors, 1868. Art in Education, 1870.

      Raphael and Michaelangelo, 1878. Historical Handbook of Italian Sculpture, 1883. Ghiberti et Son École, 1886.

      History of the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Massachusetts, 1886.

    Membership

    Member Boston School Committee, 1870-1883.

    Connections

    • Married Frances D. Bruen, June 12, 1855.
    • father: James Perkins
    • mother: Eliza (Callahan) Perkins
    • spouse: Frances D. Bruen
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    Born March 1, 1823
    Died August 25, 1886
    (aged 63)
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