Harriet Randolph Hyatt Mayor
|Harriet Randolph Hyatt Mayor|
|Born||Harriet Randolf Hyatt
April 25, 1868
|Died||1960, age 92
|Education||Henry H. Kitson, Dennis Bunker|
|Notable work(s)||Head of Laughing Girl (sculpture), Shouting Boy (sculpture)|
|Spouse(s)||Alfred Goldsborough Mayor|
Life and career
After traveling abroad with her family at an early age she began to show artistic tendencies. She studied art and sculpture in Boston, Massachusetts under Henry H. Kitson and Dennis Bunker. She encouraged her sister, Anna Hyatt Huntington, to join her in sculpting; Anna would go on to become one of the leading sculptors of her generation.
The 1893 World's Columbian Exposition featured a wide assortment of American sculptors, and Hyatt had one work, Head of Laughing Girl exhibited there. She was awarded a silver medal at the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition. She also exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Salon, Paris, 1908.
In 1912, Mayor was suffering from a mild case of tuberculosis, and went abroad with her children. She barely escaped Germany before World War I began. After her husband's death in 1922, Mayor spent time traveling in Europe, and became active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as regent of the Princeton, New Jersey chapter. The association contributed to her interest in genealogy, and she made studies of the Hyatt and Mayor family trees. She lived most of her later years in Princeton, only leaving to live with her sister Anna during her last year.
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