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 Bessie Onahotema Potter (Keyes) Vonnoh  (1872 - 1955)

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Lived/Active: New York/Connecticut/Missouri      Known for: female figure sculpture-statuettes, painting

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BIOGRAPHY for Bessie Onahotema Potter (Keyes) Vonnoh
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Birth
1872 (St. Louis, Missouri)
 
Death
1955 (New York City)

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New York/Connecticut/Missouri

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female figure sculpture-statuettes, painting

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New York Armory Show of 1913
Cornish Colony
Old Lyme Colony Painters
San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915
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A sculptor known for her depictions of graceful, serene, female figures with gently sweeping garments, Bessie Vonnoh became one of the female assistant's to Lorado Taft with a group nicknamed the "White Rabbits*."  They assisted him with large-scale pieces at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exhibition*.

Vonnoh was born in St. Louis, Missouri and moved with her family to Chicago where at age twenty one, she enrolled in Taft's sculpture class at the Art Institute of Chicago*.  (showing 500 of 4334 characters).



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