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Brenda Putnam

Full name: Brenda Putnam
Gender: Female
Born: June 3, 1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: October 18, 1975 in Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Brenda Putnam was a noted American sculptor and author. Born into a well-connected family, she was the daughter of Librarian of Congress George Herbert Putnam (1861-1955) and granddaughter of book publisher George Palmer Putnam (1814-1872). In her Brenda Putnam Papers she emphasized the significance of her collection by providing not only brief annotations for various items, but often detailed reminiscences of her personal and professional life, thus establishing a context in which to view both her papers as well as her artistic career.

Brenda Putnam began her education at the Boston Museum School in 1905, continuing her studies at the Art Students League and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. She then established a studio in New York City in 1910. After a period of success in a detailed, conventional representational style from that time until around 1925 with portraits, animals and cherubs on garden fountains, she became dissatisfied with her work. She traveled to Firenze, Italy to recharge her inspiration at the source of great Renaissance sculpture. She also wished to pursue her interest in the more modern simplicity of the emerging Art Deco style, combined with timeless sculptural values, epitomized by the work of Libero Andreotti. The work and ideas of Cubist sculptor Alexander Archipenko also influenced her.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event United States USA AC hors concours

Mixed Sculpturing, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Javelin Thrower
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Athlete
1932 Summer 42 Los Angeles Art Competitions United States Final Standings AC hors concours Girl With Palm (Trophy)
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