(1833 - 1907)
Elizabeth Franzisca Bernadina Ney was active/lived in Texas, Georgia / Germany. Elizabeth Ney is known for sculpture of famous persons.
Biography Elizabeth Ney
Elizabet Ney was a portrait sculptor who established her reputation in Texas during the latter part of the 19th century, having spent the first half of her life in Germany where she became the first female admitted to the Munich Academy of Art. From the time she was young, she was rebellious, regarding marriage as a state of bondage for women. Although she ultimately married, she refused to take her husband's name, wore pants, black artist's frock, and rode horses "astride" instead of the ladylike English style. Of being an independent woman, she once remarked: "Women are fools to be bothered with housework. Look at me: I sleep in a hammock which requires no making up. I break an egg and sip it raw. I make lemonade in a glass, and the
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