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Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Artist: Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Dates: 26 January 1833 – 29 June 1907

Nationality: German

Title of Piece: Sam Houston

 

Sam Houston by Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Sam Houston by Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney

Brief Biography: Ney went on a week-long hunger-strike when her parents opposed her becoming a sculptor. When they relented she became the first female-student in the Munich Academy of Art. Outspoken about the role of women, Ney refused to use her husband’s name, rode astride horses and wore trousers.

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