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Ramojus Mozoliauskas was born on November 30, 1925, in Kaunas, Lithuania. This is also where he received his primary and high school education.

In 1944, during World War II, like many other Lithuanians, he was forced to move west by the invading Soviet army coming from the east.

After the war, in 1950, Ramojus graduated from the School of Applied Arts (Ecole des Arts et Metiers) in Freiburg im Breisgau, West Germany, where he studied sculpting under the renowned Lithuanian sculptor Aleksandras Marciulionis.

Soon after graduation he moved to the United States and settled in Chicago, where for 12 years he worked as a stone cutter for Sawer Co. Continuing his sculpting in his spare time, he was eventually able to acquire a home with a studio in Lemont, IL, just outside of Chicago, and become self-employed as a sculptor.

Because he was well known to Chicago's large Lithuanian community, his monuments decorate many gravesites at St. Casimir's Lithuanian Cemetery in Chicago, where he also erected a beautiful monument at the planned final resting place for himself and his wife (Janina Pilipauskas). Ramojus Mozoliauskas died in Lemont, IL, on October 30, 2010, and is buried at St. Casimir's.

During his life Ramojus Mozoliauskas created more than 500 sculptures in bronze, steel, aluminum, ranite and concrete.Among his works is a monument to Romas Kalanta at St. Casimir's, a sculpture to commemorate Poland's 1000 years of Christianity at the Resurection Polish Cemetery, a center piece of rhe Risen Christ behind the altar at the, Lithuanian Mrtyrs' Church in Missisauga, Ontario, a 7-ton granite sculpture of St. Francis in a park in north Chicago, and a steel memorial to World War II U.S. fighter pilots at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, OH.

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