Patience Lovell Wright
(1725 - 1786)
Patience Lovell Wright was active/lived in New York / England. Patience Wright is known for wax portrait bust and figure sculpture.
Considered America's first professional sculptor, she was a uniquely independent and high spirited woman who was a friend of many prominent people of her time including Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin West. She modeled wax portraits of prestigious subjects including King George and Queen Charlotte in England and reportedly lectured the King, whom she called "Pharoah," about his mistreatment of the American colonies. Living in England, she acted as a spy for her homeland and sent secret information to America in the bodies of some of her wax figures.
Because of the precariousness of her medium, few of her works remain, but a full-length portrait of William Pitt is in the chapel of Westminster Abbey.
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