Huntington, Anna Vaughn

Huntington, Anna Vaughn (b. Hyatt)

(1876–1973) sculptor; born in Cambridge, Mass. She studied in Boston (1890s), at the Art Students League, N.Y., with Gutzon Borglum (c. 1903), and collaborated with sculptor Abastenia St. Leger Eberle (1904). After visits to France and Italy, she and her philanthropist husband, Archer M. Huntington, founded Brookgreen Gardens near Charleston, S.C. (1931), a nature retreat and sculpture garden, now a state park. They settled in Redding Ridge, Conn. (1939) and she became famous for animal works, such as Fighting Stallions (1950).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.