Paul Wayland Bartlett1865 - 1925
Born: January 24, 1865, New Haven, Connecticut
Died: September 20, 1925, Paris France
Paul Wayland Bartlett was born on January 24, 1865, in New Haven, Connecticut. His father, Truman Howe Bartlett, was a sculptor and author. At the age of nine, Bartlett moved to Paris, France. When Bartlett was 15, he entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts and studied under sculptor Cavelier and at the Jardin des Plantes under animal sculptor Frémiet. He also exhibited a portrait bust of his grandmother at the Paris Salon that same year. His sculpture Bohemian Bear Tamer won an honorable mention at the 1887 Salon and was exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. By the time he was twenty-four years of age, he was a member of the Salon Jury. In addition to his training, Bartlett was influenced by Auguste Rodin Auguste Rodin. Bartlett has done animal sculptures in the forms of crabs, shellfish, crocodiles, and other species, though he is best known for his public portraits and equestrian sculptures.
Even though Bartlett had grown up and received his education in France, he considered both the United States and France home. His first marriage, to an American, in Paris ended in divorce. In 1913 he married Mrs. Samuel F. Emmons, also an American, in Washington, D.C. While walking on a steep terrace near a friend's home, Bartlett misstepped and cut his wrist from a rock. Later, septicemia to set into the wound. He died a month later in Paris, France, on September 20, 1925.