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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, ...


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 ...


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, 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 ...