Besançon, Doubs 1820 or 1826? - Carrara, Italy 1873
BULLETT, Charles (Ferréal Auguste)
Historical Sketches of Kentucky by Lewis Collins, Maysville, KY. and J. A.& U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1847. Volume 1. Reprinted 1968. Jefferson County. Artists of Kentucky, page 624 (accessible on the internet: http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.kentucky.bios/4875/mb.ashx):
Charles Bullett, a sculptor of rare merit, born in Besançon, France, in 1826, made Kentucky his adopted State, settling in Louisville, in 1862, and becoming a partner in the firm of Muldoon, Bullett & Co. In 1863 he went to Carrara, Italy, to superinted the marble-works of the house at that point; and there died, Oct. 4 [14?], 1863 , aged 47.
In completing his education as a sculptor, for which he early displayed great talent, his native township sent him to Paris, and in the Ecole des Beaux Arts he obtained first honors. During the building of the capitol at Columbia, Ohio, he was principle of the sculptural department, and had previously been employed at one of the government buildings in Washington since his arrival from France in 1849. His busts of Geo. D. Prentice, James S. Lithgow, and Archbishop Martin J. Spalding, and numerous fancy pieces, attest his genius. Shortly before his death, he finished busts of Gen. Henry W. Halleck and Gen. Jerry T. Boyle; and had just completed a model for the Confederate monument at Lexington, Ky., and one for the monument to be erected by the South Carolina Confederate Association over the Confederate dead.
See French version of this website for biography before 1862 from:
David Karel: Dictionnaire des artistes de langue française en Amérique du Nord, Québec, Presses de l'Université Laval, 1992, p. 139, accessible through Google books.
Number of sculptures: 8