Crawford, Thomas. An American sculptor. Born in New York in 1814. Crawford early manifested a taste for artistic studies and, in 1834, repaired to Rome, where he entered the studio of Thorwaldsen. His principal works are the bronze statue of Beethoven, executed for the Boston Music Hall; the colossal equestrian statue of Washington at the capitol, Richmond; and the marble and bronze statuary for the capitol, Washington. Died in London in 1857.