A sculptor of numerous portrait heads, Virginia Claflin Pratt was head of the art department at the Helen Bush School in Seattle, Washington, from 1926 to 1938. She studied with C. Grafly, E. A. Bourdelle, at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and the Grande Chaumiere in Paris, France.
She was a member of the Pacific Northwest Academy of Art and married to sculptor and educator Dudley Pratt.
A note from the artist's granddaughter, Heidi Svendsgaard:
I was also told by mom, Susan, Virginia's 3rd living child, that Virginia helped many people, including unwed pregant women at a time when no one else did. I was also told she had a wonderful singing voice. She was a wonderful mother, and very modern for her time. She died fairly young in her fifties.