Edward Virginius Valentine

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Profile portrait of Edward Valentine
Stonewall Jackson Monument, Lexington, Virginia

Edward Virginius Valentine (November 12, 1838 - October 19, 1930) was an American sculptor.


He was born on November 12, 1838 in Richmond, Virginia. He studied in Europe: in Paris with Couture and Jouffroy, in Italy under Bonanti, and with August Kiss in Berlin. He briefly headed the Valentine Richmond History Center, which was founded by his brother, Mann S. Valentine, Jr. He died on October 19, 1930 in Richmond, Virginia.


Recumbent statue of General Robert E. Lee, Lexington, Virginia, 1915


  • Cocke, Edward J., Monumental New Orleans, LaFayette Publishers, New Orleans, 1968
  • Opitz, Glenn B, Editor, Mantle Fielding’s Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Book, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1986
  • Edward Virginius Valentine Sculpture Studio Timeline