Grace Mott Johnson
(1882 - 1967)
Grace Mott Johnson was active/lived in New York. Grace Johnson is known for naturalist style animal sculpture.
Biography Grace Mott Johnson
Animal sculptor Grace Mott Johnson was born in New York City in 1882. She became noted for her artistic talents, but also was a "feminist, civil rights activist and utterly independent spirit". (Niederman, 153). She insisted on being called by the single name of Johnson.
Her mother died, when Johnson was age two, and she was raised on a Yonkers farm by her father, a congregational minister who fell out with his congregation and withdrew to an isolated, independent life style. Johnson was home schooled and grew up with the idea she could do anything a man could do. She loved the physical labor of the farm and also showed interest and talent in drawing. Her primary mode of transportation was her bicycle, and it was written that a
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