Julia M Bracken Wendt
(1871 - 1942)
Julia M Bracken Wendt was active/lived in California, Illinois. Julia Wendt is known for portrait, allegory, commemorative bronze sculpture, medallions.
Biography Julia M Bracken Wendt
A sculptress best known for portraits of notable persons, allegory* themes and architectural decoration, Julia Wendt was the twelfth child of Irish-Catholic parents in Apple River, Illinois. Her mother died when Julia was nine, and feeling unsupported at home, she ran away at age thirteen. Three years later she was working as a domestic servant for a woman who admired her talent and who paid for her tuition at the Art Institute of Chicago*.
There she studied with Lorado Taft for six years, became his teaching assistant and then one of his female assistants, known as the White Rabbits*, during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.* The "Rabbits" under Taft's direction did some of the architectural sculpture for exposition buildin
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