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Enid Yandell
Birth: Oct. 6, 1869
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 13, 1934
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Artist. She was a pioneer in the male dominated field of sculpting during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In an era where women were deemed to frail to successfully work in sculpting she defied the odds, by competing with and winning commissions from her male counterparts. A native of Louisville Kentucky, she went to Europe, after graduating from Hampton College and the Cincinnati Art Academy to study under Auguste Rodin and Frederick William MacMonnies. At the young age of twenty-one, she earned national recognition for her work at the 1892 Chicago’s World Fair. Two of her most famous pieces are a nine-foot tall statue of Daniel Boone which has stood in Kentucky since 1906 and a forty-foot replica of the Louvre Museum’s Athena which she completed for the Tennessee Centennial Celebration in 1897. She had studios in both New York and Paris and in 1907 opened the Branstock School of Art in Massachusetts. During World War I she was active in the effort to aid war orphans and active in the Red Cross, serving as the Director of Communications in New York. Today she is recognized as one of America’s most notable sculptors, with many of her works displayed at the Speed Art Museum in her hometown of Louisville.  (bio by: Bigwoo) 
Family links: 
  Lunsford Pitts Yandell (1837 - 1884)
  Maria Louise Elliston Yandell (1844 - 1908)
  Enid Yandell (1869 - 1934)
  Maud Yandell (1871 - 1962)*
  Elsie Yandell Barber (1874 - 1939)*
  Lunsford P. Yandell (1878 - 1927)*
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Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section O Lot 396
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Record added: Nov 28, 2005
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