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 Helen Farnsworth (Nellie) Mears  (1873 - 1916)

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Lived/Active: New York/Wisconsin      Known for: bas relief sculpture and portrait painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Helen Mears
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1873 (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
 
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1916 (New York City)

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New York/Wisconsin

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Cornish Colony
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
Biography of Helen Farnsworth Mears
by Mary Hiles

Helen Farnsworth Mears was born in Oshkosh in 1871 and went on to gain national recognition.  Her works are in the Smithsonian (bust of medical pioneer Dr. William Morton), New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art (bas-relief of composer Edward MacDowell) and other national and state collections. Her nine-foot statue of temperance leader Frances Willard is the only sculpture of a woman by a woman in the Hall of Statuary in the (showing 500 of 7084 characters).



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