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Enamel Pin: Huntington's The Torch Bearers

Enamel Pin: Huntington's The Torch Bearers

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This enamel pin features "The Torch Bearers," an iconic cast aluminum statue by Anna Hyatt Huntington located in front of the Chrysler Museum. The pin features durable soft enamel with a rubber clutch backing for secure attachment. Perfect for Huntington fans or those who appreciate art.

Product Details

  • Soft enamel pin with rubber clutch
  • 1.25 inches (3.17 cm) high
  • 6 color design
  • Backing card includes information about the sculpture
  • Product type: Enamel Pin
  • Shipping Dimensions: 4.5 × 2.375 × 0.125 inches
    (11.4 × 6.0 × 0.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.03 lb (0.5 oz; 14 g)
  • SKU010010348

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About the Artist, Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was a trailblazing American sculptor renowned for her captivating creations that seamlessly melded artistic mastery with a profound understanding of the natural world. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, her artistic passion emerged at an early age, fostering a lifelong journey of innovation and creative exploration.

Huntington's oeuvre boasts an impressive array of sculptures that captured the essence of the animal kingdom with astonishing realism. She exhibited an uncanny ability to infuse her subjects with life, imbuing them with emotional depth and vitality. Her sculptures often celebrated the raw beauty of wildlife, from galloping horses frozen in bronze to majestic eagles poised for flight.

One of her most celebrated masterpieces, The Torch Bearers, stands proudly in front of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. This monumental sculpture is a testament to Huntington's ability to evoke powerful symbolism through her work. The Torch Bearers symbolizes the endurance of Enlightenment ideals and the effort required for their preservation. As an exhausted runner collapses in a rocky landscape, he extends his arm, handing his torch to a second heroic figure astride a powerful horse; the classical nudes, one fallen and one going forward, signify the passage of generations. The sculpture exudes a sense of unity, strength, and the enduring human quest for progress.

Huntington's dedication to her craft was matched only by her devotion to conservation and the natural world. She and her husband, Archer Milton Huntington, established Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina—a sprawling sculpture garden that served as a sanctuary for both her works and the wildlife that inspired them. This innovative space allowed visitors to immerse themselves in the harmony of art and nature, a theme that resonated throughout Huntington's career.

Her impact extended beyond her artistic output, as she actively paved the way for female sculptors in a male-dominated field. Huntington's achievements shattered gender barriers and served as an inspiration for generations of aspiring artists.

Anna Hyatt Huntington's legacy endures in museums, gardens, and public spaces around the world. Her sculptures continue to captivate audiences with their lifelike detail and emotional resonance. "The Torch Bearers," with its symbolic significance and arresting beauty, stands as a testament to her visionary artistry. Through her work, Huntington ignited not only torches of enlightenment but also a flame of inspiration that burns brightly to this day.

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Your purchase supports the mission and programs of the Chrysler Museum of Art (including the Perry Glass Studio, and the Moses Myers House). We couldn't do what we do without you. Thank you.

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