(1887 - 1983)
Beatrice Fenton was active/lived in Pennsylvania. Beatrice Fenton is known for sculptor-fountains with figures, animals.
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Biography Beatrice Fenton
Beatrice Fenton was a figurative sculptor and portraitist who was much recognized during her career. Essentially known for whimsical works associated with water, she created garden sculpture, bronze fountains and multiple editions of small figures, often with animals. She also did the occasional portrait bust including one of William Penn.
Representative works include her figure of Narcissus leaning forward as if admiring himself in a pool at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, and her realistically detailed, energized, dance-like figure atop two porpoises in Nereid Fountain. Her sculptures were cast at foundries including Gorham in Providence, Rhode Island.
Fenton was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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