Bessie Onahotema Potter (Keyes) Vonnoh
(1872 - 1955)
Bessie Onahotema Potter (Keyes) Vonnoh was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Missouri. Bessie Vonnoh is known for female figure sculpture-statuettes, painting.
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A sculptor known for her depictions of graceful, serene, female figures
with gently sweeping garments, Bessie Vonnoh became one of the female
assistant's to Lorado Taft with a group nicknamed the "White
Rabbits*." They assisted him with large-scale pieces at the 1893
Chicago World's Fair Exhibition*.
Vonnoh was born in St. Louis,
Missouri and moved with her family to Chicago where at age twenty one,
she enrolled in Taft's sculpture class at the Art Institute of Chicago*. At
the World's Fair, she was much influenced by the small bronze figures
of Russian sculptor Paul Troubetzkoy, and after the Fair, she began
doing her own small bronze figures, which became very popular.
Encouraged by Taft, she went to P
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