1902Sculptor Charles Grafly summered in Folly Cove from 1902 until 1929.People and Communities, Arts and Culture, Notable People, Art

Photo taken in Charles Grafley’s studio, April 1904. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 21048
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After studying in Europe, Grafly taught sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for 37 years. He was also in charge of modeling for the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts for twelve years.

Grafly influenced a generation of American sculptors, including his students who came to Gloucester including Katherine Lane Weems (1899-1989), Walker Hancock (1901-1998), Paul Manship (1885-1966), and George Demetrios (1896-1974).

Erkkila, Barbara H. Village at Lane’s Cove. Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1989. Oral history interview with Walker Hancock, 1977 July 22-Aug. 15, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Cashman, Sean Dennis. America in the Gilded Age: From the Death of Lincoln to the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York University Press, New York, NY, 1993.
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