Arthur Lee (May 4, 1881 – 1961) was an American sculptor, born in Trondheim, Norway. His family immigrated to the United States in 1888, settling in St. Paul, Minnesota.[2] He studied at the Art Students League in New York City before returning to Europe to study the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as in Rome and London.[3][4]

Pony Express Mail Carrier, 1860–1861, Lee's sculpture at the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building in Washington, D.C., was commissioned by the Section of Painting and Sculpture in 1937.[1]

He was one of the more conservative artists who exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913 where he displayed eight drawings and sculptures[5] and was one of a dozen sculptors invited to compete in the Pioneer Woman statue competition in 1927.[6] He also taught; among his pupils was Eleanor Platt.[7]

Lee was a member of the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design. He died in 1961.

References edit

  1. ^ "Pony Express Mail Carrier, 1860–1861". Fine Arts Collection, General Services Administration. Retrieved August 31, 2022.
  2. ^ Craven, Wayne, ‘’Sculpture in America’’, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1968 p. 563
  3. ^ National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929 p. 203
  4. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988 p. 529
  5. ^ Brown, Milton W., ‘’The Story of the Armory Show’’, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1963 p. 260
  6. ^ ‘’Exhibition of Models for a Monument to the Pioneer Woman’’ at the Chicago Architectural Exhibition, East Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, June 25 to August 1, 1927
  7. ^ Albert TenEyck Gardner (1965). American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 181–. GGKEY:6UZDFFUW001.