Enid Yandell

Enid Yandell

Birth
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 13 Jun 1934 (aged 64)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section O Lot 396
Memorial ID 12537112 · View Source
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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.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 12537112
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Enid Yandell (6 Oct 1869–13 Jun 1934), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12537112, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .