Frishmuth, Harriet Whitney or Frismuth
American, 20th century, female.
Born 17 September 1880, in Philadelphia; died 1 January 1980, in Waterbury (Connecticut).
Sculptor, draughtsman, medallist. Allegorical subjects, figures, nudes.
Harriet Frishmuth studied sculpture briefly with Rodin in Paris, and also studied at the Académie Colarossi under Jean-Antoine Injalbert, and possibly under Henri Gauquié. She worked for two years with Cuno von Euchtriz in Berlin. After returning to the USA, Frishmuth studied at the Art Students League, New York, under Gutzon Borglum and Hermon A. MacNeil, then worked as assistant to the sculptor Karl Bitter, and performed dissections at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York to learn about anatomy. Frishmuth received awards at the National Academy of Design (the Helen Foster Barnett Prize, ...