Lorado Zadoc Taft

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Lorado Zadoc Taft

Birthplace: Elmwood, Illinois
Death: Died in Chicago, Illinois
Place of Burial: Elmwood, Peoria, IL, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Don Carlos Taft and Mary Lucy Taft
Husband of Ada Bartlett; Carrie Scales and Carrie Scales
Father of Mary Smith; Emily Taft Douglas; Jessie Louise Taft and ? Taft
Brother of Zulime Garland; Florizel Adoniza Taft and Turbia Doctoria Taft

Occupation: American sculptor, writer and educator
Managed by: Brittany Christine Jenkins
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About Lorado Zadoc Taft


Lorado Zadoc Taft was an American sculptor, writer and educator. Taft was born in Elmwood, Illinois in 1860 and died in his home studio in Chicago in 1936.


Selected Commissions

  • General Ulysses S. Grant Monument Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas 1889
  • Black Hawk Statue Monument, Oregon, Illinois
  • The Soldiers' Monument, Oregon, Illinois
  • Fountain of Time, Chicago, Illinois
  • Heald Square Monument, Chicago, Illinois
  • Fountain of the Great Lakes, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Solitude of the Soul, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Student Veteran Memorial, Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan 1895
  • Two Groups, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Columbus Fountain, Washington D.C.
  • Graves Memorial, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois 1909
  • Lawson Monument, the Crusader, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois 1931
  • Thatcher Memorial Fountain, Denver, Colorado
  • Defense of the Flag, Jackson, Michigan
  • William A. Foote Memorial, Jackson, Michigan
  • Lincoln the Lawyer, Urbana, Illinois
  • Alma Mater, University of Illinois
  • Chief Paduke Statue, Jefferson Street, Paducah, Kentucky
  • Frances Elizabeth Willard (plaque), Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1929[3]
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Lorado Zadoc Taft's Timeline

April 29, 1860
Elmwood, Illinois
February 11, 1896
Age 35
Boston, Ma
February 26, 1897
Age 36
Chicago, Cook, Illinois
April 19, 1899
Age 38
Chicago, Illinois
October 30, 1936
Age 76
Chicago, Illinois