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Harriet Hosmer

About Harriet Hosmer

American sculptor who made marble busts, such as Daphne and Medusa, Beatrice Cenci, and Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra.

Early life

She studied anatomy under Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell at the Missouri Medical College.


She also designed and constructed machinery, including machinery for sculpture.

Family of Harriet Hosmer

Her father encouraged her to take up physical activities.

Close associates of Harriet Hosmer

She lived in Rome and was acquainted with writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Malvina Hoffman

About Malvina Hoffman

American sculptor and author who made life-size bronze sculptures of people, such as Martinique Woman, located in the Brooklyn Museum.

Early life

She moved to Europe at the age of 23 to pursue sculpture.


She was fascinated by dancers and they make up the subject matter of much of her work.

Family of Malvina Hoffman

She married Samuel B. Grimson.

Close associates of Malvina Hoffman

She was accepted as a student by Auguste Rodin after many failed attempts.

Katharina Szelinski-Singer 

About Katharina Szelinski-Singer 

German sculptor who is best known for her sculpture for park “Hasenheide” in Berlin.

Early life

She studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she was a student of Richard Scheibe.


She was considered an outsider to the art scene during her career.

Family of Katharina Szelinski-Singer 

Her parents raised her in Neusassen, Germany.

Close associates of Katharina Szelinski-Singer 

She and Christian Daniel Rauch are both sculptors from Germany.

Karel Appel

About Karel Appel

Avant garde painter and sculptor who joined COBRA in 1948. He sculpted with a wide variety of materials and painted them bright colors.

Early life

He began his career by painting a still life of a fruit basket when he was 14 years old.


He established the Karel Appel Foundation to preserve and display his artwork.

Family of Karel Appel

He had three siblings.

Close associates of Karel Appel

He was inspired by Henri Matisse.

Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

About Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

American sculptor who made portrait busts and medallions of famous people in plaster and bronze, including Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Early life

She studied at Cogswell College, Lick School, and Mark Hopkins Institute of Art.


She was the Art Editor of the Birth Control Review for 3 years.

Family of Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

She married Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese poet, in 1907.

Close associates of Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

She made a bust of Theodore Roosevelt.

Kathleen Scott

About Kathleen Scott

English sculptor whose work was put on exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Early life

She was one of eleven children born to Jane Skene and Canon Lloyd Stuart Bruce, and she attended London s Slade School of Fine Art.


Her sculpture of Titanic captain Edward Smith was erected at Beacon Park in Lichfield, England.

Family of Kathleen Scott

She was married to Robert Falcon Scott, an explorer, with whom she had a son; after his death in Antarctica, she married politician Edward Hilton Young and gave birth to another son.

Close associates of Kathleen Scott

She met and befriended renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin during her time at Paris Academie Colarossi.