Thomas Kirk Stewart, Sculptor

(b. 1848, d. 1879)


From A Dictionary of Irish Artists 1913

His mother, Mary Anne Kirk, was the eldest child of the sculptor Thomas Kirk (q.v.), and married a Mr. Stewart. She was a woman of considerable accomplishments, a Greek scholar and a fine musician. She and her husband went to America, and their son, Thomas Kirk Stewart, was born in New York on 11th November, 1848. Losing his parents in his childhood he was brought up by his mother's family in Dublin and lived with his uncle, Joseph R. Kirk (q.v.). He became a sculptor and worked at his profession in Dublin for a few years, exhibiting at the Royal Hibernian Academy from 1868 to 1873, latterly using the name of T. Stewart Kirk. Amongst his exhibited works were busts of "J. H. Porter," president of the College of Surgeons (1868), "John Skipton Mulvany" and "Dr. James Stannus Hughes" (1871).

These busts were also in the Dublin Exhibition of 1872. He left Dublin in 1879, and died in Kansas City, U.S.A., on 8th October, 1879.

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