Isaac Scott Hathaway
(1872 - 1967)
Isaac Scott Hathaway was active/lived in Kentucky, Alabama. Isaac Hathaway is known for portrait bust sculpture, ceramics, illustration, art education.
Biography Isaac Scott Hathaway
Isaac Hathaway (1872-1967)
He was an African-American sculptor, ceramicist, illustrator, and teacher.
Isaac Scott Hathaway was from Lexington, KY one of three children born to the Reverend Hathaway and his wife. His mother died when he was only age two. Isaac and his two sisters, Fannie and Eva, were raised by their father. Hathaway's childhood was packed with questions. When he was nine, while visiting a museum containing busts of famous white Americans he asked his father where the bust of his hero, Frederick Douglass was. His father replied that there were no trained Negro sculptors to mold prominent Negro people. Young Hathaway responded, "I am going to model busts of Negroes and pu
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