Janet Scudder

Janet ScudderJanet Scudder
American Sculptor
1869 – 1940 A.D.

Janet Scudder, an American sculptor, born in Terre Haute, Ind., studied with Frederick MacMonnies in Paris. She is known for her medallions and relief portraits and especially for her fountains, usually with childish figures conceived in a playful manner. Notable examples of her art are the Frog Fountain in the Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Fighting Boy Fountain in the Chicago Art Institute; and The Sun Goddess on the façade of the Brooklyn Institute Museum.

Miss Scudder received medals at Chicago in 1893, St. Louis in 1904, and San Francisco in 1915.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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