Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno

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Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno
Takeshi Kanno and wife Gertrude Boyle Kanno (LOC ggbain.16704).jpg
Gertrude Boyle Kanno with husband Takeshi Kanno in 1915
Born (1878-01-26)January 26, 1878
San Francisco, California
Died August 14, 1937(1937-08-14) (aged 59)
Nationality American
Alma mater Cogswell College,
Lick School (California School of Mechanical Arts),
Mark Hopkins Institute of Art
Known for sculptor
Spouse(s) Takeshi Kanno

Gertrude Farquharson Boyle Kanno (January 26, 1878 – August 14, 1937) was an American sculptor.[1]


She was born in San Francisco on January 26, 1878, and married Takeshi Kanno in Seattle, Washington, on May 22, 1907. She was the sixth child of John Boyle and Helen Milliken Clark.

She attended Cogswell College, Lick School (California School of Mechanical Arts) and Mark Hopkins Institute of Art. She studied under Douglas Tilden and Arthur Mathews. In New York after 1915, she lived with Eitaro Ishigaki until about 1928. She was art editor of the Birth Control Review for about three years. She did portrait busts and medallions in plaster and bronze of many famous persons including: Isadora Duncan, Eitaro Ishigaki, Henry Cowell, Uldrick Thompson, Margaret Miller, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Muir, Ida Tarbell, Ezra Meeker, John Swett, Joseph LeConte, David Starr Jordan, Joaquin Miller, Edwin Markham, William Keith, Luther Burbank, Albert Einstein, Charles Erskine Scott Wood, John Fremont, Susan Mills, Horace Traubel, Christy Mathewson and Sidney Gulick.[2] She died on at August 14, 1937, at St. John's Hospital.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gertrude B. Kanno, Noted Sculptress. Wife of Japanese Poet Dies in California. Made Busts of Many Leaders". New York Times. August 17, 1937. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Gertrude Boyle's Family Call Her Insane. Married Eight Years Ago to Kanno, She Now Prefers Ishigaki". Boston Globe. March 28, 1915. Retrieved 2011-04-12. The family of Gertrude F. Boyle, sculptress, was willing to call it unconventionality when eight years ago she married Takeshi Kanno, a Japanese writer. ... 

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