Ney, Elisabeth

Ney, Elisabeth or Elisabet

(nī), 1833–1907, German-American sculptor, b. Münster. After studying sculpture at Munich and Berlin, she traveled widely and executed busts of King George V of Hanover, Garibaldi, and Bismarck. She emigrated to America in 1870, living and working in Texas, where she made statues of Stephen F. Austin, Samuel Houston, and other prominent Texans.

Bibliography

See biography by J. I. Fortune and J. Burton (1943); V. Loggins, Two Romantics and Their Ideal Life (1946).

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