Ezekiel, Moses Jacob,
Collection size: 656 p. (on partial microfilm reel)
Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor, Rome, Italy. Born in Richmond, Va., of a Sephardic Jewish family, Ezekiel was educated at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. Fought with the Confederates in the Civil War. In 1869, he went to Berlin to study at the Royal Art Academy, and he met with great success, winning a prize that allowed him to study in Rome, where he resided permanently. His studio in Rome was in the Diocletian baths.
Donated by Joseph Gutmann, an Art History professor at Wayne State University, who published an edited version of the memoirs in 1975. The photocopy was discarded after microfilming.
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