Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lady American Sculptresses

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!

Sally Farnham's "Payday". This is how I have always thought of America!

Of course one’s ignorance is highlighted when one talks about a subject one knows nothing about so please forgive me. As a very isolated Englishman I would be surprised if some one called Elie or Bela turned out to be male, this is as much to do with dyslexic spelling problems as it has in plain ignorance, but in passing I have noted that American female Sculptors seem to use three names, and were very sensitive about their gender.

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 Woodman Burrows

Edith Barrett Parsons

Bessie Potter Vonnoh

Nancy Coonsman Hahn

Janet Scudden

Malvina Cornell Hoffman

Sara Morris Greene

Louise Allen

Amanda Petronella Austin
Edith Hope Ogden

Brenda Putnam

Laura Gardin Fraser

I have a lot of time for this sculptress and like this one best- known as "Sea Treasures"

Anna Hayatt Huntington
(One of her better works Chris!)

Harriet Frishmuth
Margaret Cresson
Beatrice Fenton

And from Chris, thank you

Sally James Farnham

(Read about her here and here)

and from Michael, thank you

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
Evelyn Longman
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.

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Blogger Susanna said...

for what ever reason I did not realize that Sisk was from America. I am glad to see us so well represented.

hope all is well with you and yours. Life goes by here. Do you read Keeper of the Snails, Claire Duddmans blog? She put up some fun questions that are pretty good. I was thinking it would be interesting to hear your answers.

12:48 pm  
Blogger Susanna said...

very nice answers. I really liked the last one a lot.

7:54 pm  

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