EMMA STEBBINS #100travelHERS
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Birth: September 1, 1815; New York City
Death: October 25, 1882; New York City
Occupation: Painter, sculptor, biographer
Notable journeys: In 1857, joined Harriet Hosmer’s group of American female sculptors in Rome. Traveled extensively in Europe throughout her life.
Notable works: In the 1860s, earned three major public commissions, more than any American woman had obtained to that point. Her bronze sculpture "Angel of the Waters" still stands in Central Park in NYC. Wrote a biography of Charlotte Cushman, an American actress and Stebbins’s long-time partner.