Mozier, Joseph

Mozier, Joseph an American sculptor, noted for his contributions to sacred art, was born in Burlington, Vermont, August 22, 1812. He removed to New York in 1831, and was engaged in mercantile pursuits till 1845, when he retired from business, and shortly after visited Europe. Having devoted several years to the study of sculpture in Florenoe, he went to Rome, where he long resided. He died in Switzerland in October 1870. His principal works on sacred and ethical subjects are statues of Truth and Silence, in possession of the New York Mercantile Library Association; Rebecca at the Well; Esther; a group illustrating the parable of the Prodigal Son; and Jephthah's Daughter. See The American Cyclopcedia, s.v.

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