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 Harriet Goodhue Hosmer  (1830 - 1908)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts / Italy      Known for: sculptor-idealized figure

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BIOGRAPHY for Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
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Birth
1830 (Watertown, Massachusetts)
 
Death
1908 (Watertown, Massachusetts)

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Massachusetts / Italy

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Harriet Hosmer, a highly famous sculptor of the nineteenth century, was the first woman to break into the all-male world of neo-classical sculpture, a situation that caused her much torment and teasing. She also determined not to marry, convinced that a talented woman had to choose between being a wife and mother and a professional and that it was not possible to do a good job of both.

Hosmer was raised in Watertown, Massachusetts by an indulgent father in a family where the mother and th (showing 500 of 3368 characters).



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