(1873 - 1930)
Arthur Putnam was active/lived in California, Mississippi / France. Arthur Putnam is known for wild animal sculpture, figural.
Biography Arthur Putnam
The following biography, submitted February 2007, is from George Putnam Jr., son of the artist.
Arthur Putnam was born in Waveland, Mississippi and spent most of his
childhood in Omaha, Nebraska. At a very young age, Putnam
manifested a natural
talent for drawing and modeling clay. He was a rebellious youth
but was not shy of hard work, and at sixteen worked the riverboats and
managed to keep up many odd jobs. Later, he would soon settle
with his widowed mother on a ranch in San Diego County, California.
In 1894 he was accepted as an assistant in the sculpture studio of
Rupert Schmid. He worked in other studios as well including the
studio of animal sculptor Edward Kemeys, the stud
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