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Crawford, Thomas (1814-1857), an American sculptor, born at New York. Having learnt to draw and execute wood carving, he practised monumental sculpture, and at the age of 20 he went to Rome, where he studied under Thorwaldsen. His Orpheus in Search of Eurydice (1839) brought him into notice, and he from that time was a great producer, ranking in Rome next after Gibson. In 1856 a tumour on the brain destroyed his sight, and he died in London, where he had come for advice. His son, F. Marion, born in 1854, is a successful novelist.