Born this day in 1876: Anna Vaughn Hyatt (1876–1973), largely self-taught sculptor and one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th Century.
Hyatt was a prolific artist who held her first solo exhibition at age 24. She is renown for the great accuracy and subtlety she brought to classic animal and equestrian works. Her works appear in more than 200 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as public venues and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is the recipient of a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1930).