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Martine Reid

Native Canadian Haida sculptor, metalworker and painter. He spent much of his adolescence at Kiusta with his maternal uncle Albert Edward Edenshaw, chief of the Haida Eagle clan, acquiring a considerable knowledge of Haida art and mythology. In 1882 the Eagle clan moved north to Masset, where, on the death of his uncle in ...


American, 20th century, female.

Born 17 September 1880, in Philadelphia; died 1 January 1980, in Waterbury (Connecticut).

Sculptor, draughtsman, medallist. Allegorical subjects, figures, nudes.

Philadelphia Ten.

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, ...


Monroe H. Fabian

American painter of German birth, active also in England. Born into a family of goldsmiths, he received his first training in that craft from his father. When his father became a court goldsmith in Berlin, Haidt attended his first drawing lessons at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in that city. After a 10-year journey around Europe (...


American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 25 April 1868, in Salem (Massachusetts); died 1960, in Bethel (Connecticut).

Sculptor, medallist, painter.

Harriet Hyatt Mayor was a student of the sculptor Henry Hudson Kitson and the painter Dennis Miller Bunker at the Cowles Art School in Boston. She was a member of the American Federation of Arts, and won a Silver Medal in Atlanta in ...


American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 November 1846, in Mattapoisett (Massachusetts); died 15 April 1912, in the sinking of the Titanic.

Painter, medallist, draughtsman, illustrator. History painting, portraits, genre scenes. Murals.

Francis Millet studied in Antwerp under Van Lerins and Keyser, and worked in Europe and the US before covering the Russo-Turkish war and the 1898 war between the US and Spain as a war correspondent. He took part in the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, won a Silver Medal at the 1889 Universal Exhibition and was a Member of the Jury (representing the US) and hors-concours in 1900. Millet became an Associate of the National Academy in New York in 1882, a Member of the Academy in 1885 and was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1900....


Anglo-Canadian painter. After a period as a student at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne (1977–8), she settled in London and studied art at St Martin’s School of Art (1978–9) and Goldsmith’s College, University of London (1979–82). At the latter her teachers included ...


Sally Webster

American painter. Pratt had only a rudimentary education before he became an apprentice to his uncle, James Claypoole, one of Philadelphia’s earliest artists. Pratt took up portraiture full time in 1758 and married Elizabeth Moore two years later. In 1764, Pratt accompanied Betsy Shewell, his cousin and Benjamin West’s fiancée, and John West, the artist’s father, to London. Pratt was witness to their wedding and spent two and half years in West’s studio, a stay commemorated in his best-known work (and the only one he signed and dated), ...


Dale T. Johnson

Irish painter and goldsmith, active in North America. In 1763 he entered the Dublin Society Schools, before leaving for America in 1772. Settling first in Halifax, NS, he had established himself as a miniature painter and goldsmith in Boston by 1775. He was a loyalist and, after the evacuation of Boston in ...


Canadian First Nations, 20th century, male. OBC (Order of British Columbia).

Born 12 January 1920, in the Queen Charlotte Islands (British Columbia); died 13 March 1998.

Sculptor, goldsmith, jewelry-maker, screen-printer, painter, and draughtsman.

Bill Reid was the son of a Haida First Nation mother, Sophie Gladstone Reid, of the Raven/Wolf clan, and an American father, William Ronald Reid. He was to become a leading expert on Haida art and culture and is credited with the modern resurgence of Haida carving, a skill which he had learnt from his maternal grandfather. His grandfather had himself received training from Charles Edenshaw, a Haida master carver of an earlier generation....


American, 20th century, male.

Born 8 July 1888, in Raton (New York); died 1947, in Staten Island (New York).

Painter, medallist. Murals.

John Ray Sinnock studied at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art. He was appointed chief engraver of the United States Mint in Philadelphia. His portrait medals include those of President Herbert Hoover, Charles Dickens, Henry Morgenthau and Thomas Edison. As a painter, he specialised in murals. He was a member of the American Federation of Arts, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Philadelphia Alliance. He exhibited medals at the Pennsylvania Academy....


American, 18th century, male.

Born 16 July 1756, in Bordentown (New Jersey); died 1793, in Philadelphia.

Painter, sculptor, modeller, medallist. Portraits.

Joseph Wright's mother was the sculptor Patience Wright. In 1772 he travelled to London where he was a pupil of Benjamin West and of Hoppner. He exhibited a portrait of his mother modelled in wax at the Royal Academy in ...