Artist: Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney
Dates: 26 January 1833 – 29 June 1907
Title of Piece: Sam Houston
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.