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Arthur Putnam

 (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  ...  Displaying 750 of 9655 characters.



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About  Arthur Putnam

Born:  1873 - Waveland, Mississippi
Died:   1930 - Paris, France
Known for:  wild animal sculpture, figural