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cultural leader

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

  • Other Work

    • 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