When I started this post I had no idea what I had promised to do. There are lot of them and they did a lot of good stuff. There are even a few doing some good stuff today! (Master of the understatement).
I said I would add as I went along but it doesn’t work like that! So look for the label Lady American as I will add posts of them instead!
The French elevate gender to all; it is either masculine or feminine. I am most definitely not French but I make no apology for using Sculptor and Sculptress for The Greatest Of All The Fine Art Skills; and as they say South of Calais “vive la difference”.
Anna Coleman Ladd
Edith Barrett Parsons
Sara Morris Greene
Amanda Petronella Austin
Edith Hope Ogden
Laura Gardin Fraser
and from Michael, thank you
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Bashka Paeff also known as Mrs Samuel Waxman.
All these eminent Sculptresses were around in 1920 or there abouts. No doubt someone can tell me more please do. I do not wish to tread on Chris Miller’s toes here. His website of 20c figure sculpture has good examples of works by these women together with many thousands it seems of others.
I will add works that I like to each Sculptress, this post is one in progress, good thinking Chris.
Many of the works I owe to the Reigngold sale here.
Finally please note a fine contemporary lady from America Amanda Joy Sisk. Some of her work must be seen and you will find the links under Pages on the top right of her blog.