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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 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

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Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

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.

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth in the Chrysler Museum
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