Hetty Burlingame Beatty
|Hetty Burlingame Beatty|
November 8, 1907|
New Canaan, Connecticut
|Died||August 20, 1971(aged 63)|
|Education||School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts|
|Known for||Illustration, Sculpture|
|Spouse(s)||Lewis F. Whitney (m. 1959)|
Beatty was born in New Canaan, Connecticut. From 1924 until 1929 she attended the Boston Museum School. She trained as a sculptor. Frederick W. Allen was the daily instructor at that time with Charles Grafly coming up from Philadelphia twice a month to give criticisms as head of the Sculpture Department.
Her works were exhibited nationally and won a number of awards. A one-woman show of her sculpture and drawings was held at the Worcester Art Museum in 1941. She also had shows at: Art Institute of Chicago, Knoedler Gallery-New York City, MacBeth Gallery-New York, Pennsylvania Academy, and the Society of Independent Artists.
In addition to being a sculptor, Beatty also took up writing and illustrating children’s books.
Beatty once commented to Contemporary Authors, "I started out as a sculptor and gradually shifted over to the field of writing, becoming so absorbed in it that I devote nearly all my time to it now, along with illustration of most of my own books for children.”
Hetty Burlingame Beatty died on August 20, 1971.
- Mrs. David Hunt Scholarship in Sculpture
- Second prize at the International Exhibition of Horses in Sculpture in New York
- Topsy (1947)
- Little Wild Horse (1949)
- Little Owl Indian (1951)
- Bronto (1952)
- Saint Francis and the Wolf (1953)
- Droopy (1954)
- Thumps (1955)
- Bucking Horse (1957)
- Voyage of the Sea Wind (1959)
- Blitz (1961)
- Moorland Pony (1961)
- Trumper (1963)
- Bryn (1965)
- Rebel, the Reluctant Racehorse (1968)
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