(1869 - 1951)
Ella Buchanan was active/lived in California, Illinois / Canada. Ella Buchanan is known for sculpture-social themes, western genre.
Biography Ella Buchanan
Born in Preston, Canada and raised in Le Mars, Iowa, Ella Buchanan
became a sculptor whose themes included social issues such as slavery,
women's rights, poverty, early settlement in California and other
frontier themes. Among her works were The Young Lincoln (1927), The Spirit of the West Going Forward (1917) , and Navaho Indian and Zuni Girl (1931). In 1938, her figurines of cowboys, Indians and soldiers toured California as part of the WPA Federal Art Project.
Ella Buchanan went to school in Le Mars and at the Betty Steward
Institute in Springfield, Illinois. She taught school in Texas,
worked for the Pittsburgh Kansan newspaper (1898-1902), and in 1908, became the first
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