Scudder, Janet

Scudder, Janet,

1873–1940, American sculptor, b. Terre Haute, Ind., studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, with Lorado Taft at the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Paris. Her fountains and other garden figures, usually joyous, playful children, are widely known. Among them are the Frog Fountain (Metropolitan Mus.); the Tortoise Fountain (Peabody Inst., Baltimore); and Seated Faun (Brooklyn Mus., N.Y.).


See her autobiography, Modeling My Life (1925).

Scudder, Janet (Netta Deweze Frazee)

(1869–1940) sculptor; born in Terre Haute, Ind. She studied at the Cincinnati Academy of Art and worked as a furniture carver. After studying with Frederick MacMonnies in Paris (c. 1893–96), she lived most of her life there. She is known for her ornamental garden sculptures, such as Frog Fountain (1901–04).