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Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

Captured Motion: The Sculpture of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

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This comprehensive book delves into the life and work of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, providing an authoritative study of the prolific artist. With a detailed biography and essays on her foundries, it also includes a meticulously documented and fully illustrated catalogue of her 155 sculptures. Until now, Frishmuth's work has not been adequately recorded, making this book essential for any art enthusiast.

Originally published in 2006. We have recently uncovered a limited supply of "New Old Stock" in new condition, sealed in the original publisher's shrink wrap and protective slipcase. This book is regularly listed in online marketplaces at prices far exceeding what we are able to offer.

  • Printed and bound in Italy
  • Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering, and illustrated dust jacket
  • New (NOS), sealed in original publisher's shrink wrap and slipcase
  • 102 duotone illustrations + 151 illustrations in full color
  • Essays by Janis C. Connor, Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck, and Thayer Tolles, with introduction and commentary by Frank L. Hohmann III
  • Photography by Jerry L. Thompson

Product Details

  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover (cloth)
  • 256 pages, with 253 illustrations
  • Published in 2006
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.375 × 9.375 × 1.25 inches  (28.9 × 23.8 × 3.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 4.01 lb (64.2 oz; 1819 g)
  • SKU010011081 | 9780978968908

About Captured Motion Contributors

(From the rear flap)

Janis Conner is a recognized specialist in nineteenth and early twentieth century American sculpture. She and her husband, Joel Rosenkranz, are principals of Conner • Rosenkranz LLC, a New York gallery that is preeminent in the field of American sculpture. The couple wrote the 1989 book Rediscoveries in American Sculpture: Studio Works, 1893-1939. Ms. Conner has contributed numerous articles to journals and exhibition catalogs.

Leah Rosenblatt Lehmbeck will receive her Ph.D. in 2007 from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where she received both the Lila Acheson Wallace Graduate and Dissertation Fellowships. She is a former Bradford and Christine Mishler Curatorial Fellow in American Art at the Huntington Art Collections, San Marino, California.

Thayer Tolles is Associate Curator, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is editor and co-author of the two-volume catalogue, American Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1999 and 2001). She edited and co-authored Perspectives on American Sculpture Before 1925: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia (2003).

Frank L. Hohmann III is a retired Wall Street executive and a collector of American art and furniture.

About the Artist, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880, Harriet Whitney Frishmuth experienced her parents' divorce during her teens before moving to Europe with her mother and sisters. She spent eight years there, studying with Auguste Rodin at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and Cuno von Uechtritz-Steinkirch in Berlin. Upon returning to the United States, she continued her education at the Art Students League of New York under Gutzon Borglum and Hermon Atkins MacNeil. She also worked as an assistant to sculptor Karl Bitter and conducted dissections at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York.

Her artwork was shown at esteemed institutions such as the National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as well as international events like the Salon in Paris and the Golden Gate International Exposition. She was also a member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of influential women in the art world. Despite closing her New York studio and returning to Philadelphia in the midst of the Great Depression, she remained involved in the art scene for many years, passing away in 1980 at age 99. She is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.
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