Edith Woodman Burroughs (American, 1871-1916)

At age 15, Burroughs studied at the Arts Students League in Riverdale, New York where she first was introduced to sculpture and studied with masters like Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Following her education, she began supporting herself by working on sculptures for chapels, designing for Tiffany and Company, and teaching. In her early twenties, Burroughs would travel extensively through Western Europe, finding inspiration in numerous churches, including the Cathedrals at Amiens and Chartres. From this experience, she then began working in the Neo-Baroque style. She completed several bronze plaquettes of important historical figures, treating them in the classical style that experienced a resurgence at the time.

Burroughs won numerous awards for her sculpture throughout her lifetime including the Shaw Memorial Prize for Circe at the National Academy in 1907 and a silver medal for sculpture at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. She has several sculptures in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.