biografía de Harriet Goodhue HOSMER (1830-1908)

Lugar de nacimiento: Watertown, MA

Lugar de defunción: Watertown

Profesión: Sculptor, writer

Estudios: Peter Stephenson in Boston; anatomy at Missouri Medical College in St. Louis (now Washington Univ. School of Medicine); in Rome for seven years (beginning in 1852) with English sculptor John Gibson.

Exposiciones: Boston Athenaeum, 1857 (Puck"); Int. Exh., London, 1862 ("Zenobia"); NAD, 1865"

Obra: MMA (Zenobia"); NMAA; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Detroit Inst. Arts; Baylor Univ., Waco, TX; S. Andrea della Fratte, Rome (tomb of Judith Falconnet); San Fran. (Queen Isabella of Spain)."

Comentarios: Neoclassical sculptor, specializing in full length statues of mythological and historical figures. After 1860 Hosmer won an international reputation as the leading woman sculptor of the day. She was also the leader of the group of expatriate women sculptors who gathered in Rome during the 1850s-70s. Much of her career was spent in Italy and England, but in 1900 she returned to Massachussetts and lived there until her death. Archival materials related to Hosmer are in the Harriet Hosmer Archive, at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA.

Fuentes: G&W; DAB; Art Annual, VII (1909), 77, obit.; Lee, Familiar Sketches, 221-226; Taft, History of American Sculpture; Clement and Hutton; Thieme-Becker; Swan, BA; Cowdrey, NAD. See also: Cornelia Carr, ed., Harriet Hosmer: Letters and Memories (1912). More recently, Craven, Sculpture in America; Gerdts, The White Marmorean Flock; Baigell, Dictionary; Rubinstein Am.n Women Artists,75-79; Tufts, Am. Women Artists, cat. nos. 100-103.

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