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Title Fawns Playing
Artist Huntington, Anna Hyatt
Date 1934
Medium bronze
Dimensions 21 3/4 x 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches

Inscription Anna Hyatt Huntington, c. 1934 E. Gargani FDRY.NY
Inscription Location base
Credit line Gift of the artist
Accession Number 1937.007.0001
Collection Sculpture
Description As a child, Huntington was taught the basics of sculpting by her sister, who was also an artist. Huntington's early interest in animals was encouraged by her father, a paleontology professor at Harvard University. She pursued her interests at the Art Students League in New York where she studied under Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. While in New York, Huntington regularly visited the Bronx Zoo to sketch and model the animals. In 1923, Huntington married the philanthropist and sculptor Archer Huntington. In 1931, the couple bought 10,000 acres of land near
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There they established Brookgreen Gardens, a wildlife sanctuary and sculpture garden that remains open to the public today.
Subjects Sculpture
Animals
Image 001\1937.07.01.JPG