- Item 148 - Sculptor Benjamin Paul Akers, ca. 1860
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- Item 148
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Benjamin Paul Akers, a renowned sculptor, was born in Saccarappa in 1825 and later moved with his family to Salmon Falls, where his father operated a wood-turning mill.Show Details
Akers had a studio in Portland and later studied and worked in Boston, then in Rome. Akers was married to Elizabeth Anne Chase, a journalist and poet. He died in 1861 of tuberculosis.
Akers' brother, Carl, also was a sculptor and artist.