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Helen Mears

 (1873 - 1916)
Helen Farnsworth (Nellie) Mears was active/lived in New York, Wisconsin.  Helen Mears is known for bas relief sculpture and portrait painting.

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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 nation's capitol. "The Fountain of Life", the musical which celebrates her life, is also the title of one of Mears's major works.

Mears was the youngest of three daughters born to John and Mary Elizabeth Mears. (The latter was a poet, autho   ...  Displaying 750 of 7035 characters.

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