Alice Cooper (sculptor)

Alice Cooper (April 8, 1875 – March 4, 1937) was an American sculptor.

Alice Cooper
Born(1875-04-08)April 8, 1875
DiedMarch 4, 1937(1937-03-04) (aged 62)
EducationArt Institute of Chicago;
Art Students League of New York
Known forSculpture

Early life and educationEdit

Cooper was born in Glenwood, Iowa and was raised in Denver, Colorado.[1]

She studied under Preston Powers (son of the sculptor Hiram Powers[2]) then at the Art Institute of Chicago with Lorado Taft and the Art Students League of New York through about 1901.


Cooper is best known for her bronze figure of Sacajawea (Sacajawea and Jean-Baptiste) originally produced as the centerpiece for the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon, 1905, unveiled in a ceremony attended by Susan B. Anthony and other prominent feminists.[3] This figure now stands in Washington Park.

Other work includes:

She displayed work at her alma mater, Art Institute of Chicago, as well as the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the National Academy of Design.[1] Some of her works were sold by Tiffany & Co.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Cooper resided in Denver, Colorado, as well as Illinois and Iowa.[1] In 1905 she married Nathan M. Hubbard and moved to Des Moines, Iowa.[1] They had three daughters.[1]

She died on March 4, 1937 in Chicago,[1] Illinois, at age 62.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kovinick, Phil; Yoshiki-Kovinick, Marian (eds.). "Alice Cooper". An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West. Retrieved January 12, 2018 – via
  2. ^ Crane, Sylvia E. (1972). White Silence: Greenough, Powers and Crawford, American Sculptors in Nineteenth Century Italy. University of Miami Press. p. 266. ISBN 9780870241994.
  3. ^ Fresonke, Kris; Spence, Mark David, eds. (2004). Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives. University of California Press. p. 202. ISBN 9780520228399. Retrieved January 12, 2018 – via Google Books.