Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington

1876 - 1973
Origin: United States
Born: March 10, 1876, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Died: October 4, 1973

The daughter of a professor of paleontology at Harvard University, Anna Hyatt Huntington grew up surrounded by a range of animal life encompassing the entire zoological scale. She studied with sculptors Henry Hudson Kittleson in Boston and Hermon Atkins MacNeil at the Art Students League. She also worked for sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Huntington made frequent trips to the Bronx Zoo where she modeled animals and was especially intrigued by the large cats. Though she created sculptures of other animals in the course of her career, feline subjects appear to have given her the most satisfaction. In conjunction with her husband, Huntington opened America's first public outdoor sculpture garden on their private estate, now called Brookgreen Gardens. In 1940, they opened Stanerigg Farm in Connecticut, raising deer and birds.

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Plaster for Yawning Tiger
1918, Original Plaster
Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington
United States, 1876 - 1973
Yawning Tiger
1917, Bronze
Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington
United States, 1876 - 1973