American Sculptor and Philanthropist
1870 – 1945 A.D.
Winifred Holt, an American sculptor and philanthropist, born in New York. She studied in Florence, and her principal works have been portraits, busts and bas-reliefs. Miss Holt is best known as the founder in 1912 of the New York Association for the Blind, and in 1915 she organized the first lighthouse for the blind in France. The following year she lectured in leading cities of the United States on work for blinded soldiers, and established a number of lighthouses in France and Italy.
Miss Holt’s services have been honored with various medals, including the French Gold Medal of Foreign Affairs, and one from the National Institute of Social Sciences.
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.