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Maud Daggett

 (1883 - 1941)
Maud Daggett was active/lived in California, Kansas.  Maud Daggett is known for sculpture.

Maud Daggett

Biography from the Archives of askART

Born in Kansas City, MO on Feb. 10, 1883, Maud Daggett came to California with her family as a child. Shortly after the turn of the century, she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago with Lorado Taft and then at Pasadena's Throop Institute before traveling to Rome and Paris for three years of further study.

Upon her return to Pasadena in 1911, she fulfilled many commissions including medallions, fountains, and garden figures of children.

Daggett died in Pasadena on Sept. 24, 1941.

Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909;
Paris Salon, 1911;
California Art Club, 1914-33;
California Panama Expo (San Diego), 1915;
Panama Pacific International Exposition, 1915;
Sculptors Guild of Southern California, 1922;
Painters & Sculptors of Los Angeles, 1925;
Pasadena Society of Artists, 1930;
Palos Verdes Public Library, 1937.

Hotel Raymond (Pasadena);
Creche Bldg (LA);
Pasadena Public Library (frieze, Peter Pan);
Occidental College (LA);
Pasadena Home for the Aged.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1919-33; Contemporary American Sculpture; Who's Who in American Art 1930-41; Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); Art in California (R. L. Bernier, 1916); Pasadena Post, 9-25-1941 (obituary).

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Biography from the Archives of askART
Following is text about the Children's Room at the Pasadena City Library.

This wonderfully inviting room was originally named the "Peter Pan Room" for its unique fireplace designed by the accomplished Pasadena sculptor Maud Daggett (1883-1941) as a gift to the children of Pasadena and in memory of her parents, Charles and Mary Daggett. It tells the story of Peter Pan and all his friends, including Captain Hook.

In her notes about the sculpture, Miss Daggett said it represents those "universal moments of childhood, when... imagination and adventure thrill in the land of 'make believe', when each young soul realizes in full his heart's desire". She wanted people to know when they saw the sculpture that "the sculptor loved every minute of her childhood in beloved Pasadena, in freedom and sunshine, with loving parents who never grew up, and who believed in fairies and who believed in Pasadena".

"Explore Central Library Architecture," City of Pasadena, Web, March 2016

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About  Maud Daggett

Born:  1883 - Kansas City, Missouri
Died:   1941 - Pasadena, California
Known for:  sculpture

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Maud Daggett

San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition 1915