Longman, Evelyn Beatrice

Longman, (Mary) Evelyn Beatrice

(1874–1954) sculptor; born near Winchester, Ohio. She studied with Lorado Taft at the Institute of Chicago (1893–1900), moved to New York City, became the assistant of Daniel Chester French (c. 1901–04), and is known for her beaux-arts style in such commissioned works as Genius of Electricity (also known as The Spirit of Communication) (1916). In 1926 she married Nathaniel Batchelder and lived in Windsor, Conn.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.