Remembered among the premiere sculptors of early America, he made an 1812 neoclassical sculpture entitled Fourth of July in Centre Square, aswell as the well-known Comedy and Tragedy sculpture that once stood beyond your Chestnut Street Theater in Philadelphia and was later on displayed on the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In his teenagers, Rush studied using a hardwood artist called Edward Cutbush and started carving solid wood figureheads for boats. Afterwards, he fought in the American Trend and continued to determine a woodcarving firm that serviced america Navy. A politician aswell as an musician, he offered for two decades over the Philadelphia Town Council. He was created in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Rebecca Lincoln and carpenter Joseph Hurry. He was among the founders from the Pennsylvania Academy of Great Arts. American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt examined on the institution through the 19th century.