Theo A.R. Kitson

Theo A.R. KitsonTheo A.R. Kitson
American Sculptor
1871 – 1932 A.D.

Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, an American sculptor, the wife and most talented pupil of Henry Hudson Kitson. Later she studied with Dagnan-Bouveret in Paris, became one of the few women members of the National Sculpture Society, and at the time she received honors at the Paris salon, was the only American woman to have gained such distinction.

The monumental statues which are her chief productions are spirited, robust, and simple both in conception and execution. Among the best are the Massachusetts State Monument at Vicksburg; The Minute Man of ’76 at Framingham, and various soldiers’ monuments.

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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.