Help me add to this section. Submit your ideas or articles to bcolley rerding. Huntington, who died, at the age of eighty-five, on December 11th of last year. After fifty years of creating art in the round--some with hammer and chisel--Mrs.
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Huntington finds there are still countless mental images pressing to be materialized. One on which she is currently working is a statue of Jose' Marti, the Cuban hero, commissioned for the Boulevard of the Americas. As we gay chat sex gratefully realize, the Huntington estate has been given to Connecticut for a park, as the Huntington acres on Low Thor was presented to the Palisades Park Commission a few years ago--part of the fifty million dollars in gifts which Erdding owe to the massive generosity of this remarkable man and his talented wife.
One of the last of these was a handsome check to the Mark Twain Library. Already in place on the gateposts of the park are two bronzes recently completed by Mrs. Huntington and shown teen talks dirty.
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They are characteristic of her love for animals--her favorite subjects--as is the zsian of bronze horses that she gave to the Redding school. Some of us thought these lively steeds deserved a more conspicuous location, but being half-size, she thinks them admirably placed.
Unlike the cold and free horny wives chat lakewood colorado statuary of which one sees so much and which leaves the beholder unmoved, the work of Anna Reddinh almost comes to life. The figures of the two wolves on the gatepost, for example, are a perfect representation of frustration, while the mother bear with cubs, across the entrance speak eloquently of mother love and protection.
Even the facial expressions of the five animals have that rare quality of fitness for which the best illustrators strive. And it is most suitable that wild animals should have been chosen to mark the entrance to a park which was picked for its natural scenery and which womdn unspoiled by any attempt to formalize the landscape.
The lake, unseen from Sunset HIll Road is so beautiful that, after driving around it in the morning, I asked permission sexting names on snapchat return again in the afternoon and review it with Mrs. Nye that we might savor to the full the jewel-like charm of the reaches of clear, deep blue water in its setting of lichen-covered crags and the reds, oranges, yellows and greens of Connecticut fall foliage at its peak.
The marriage of Anna and Wlmen Huntington in marked the beginning of a human and cultural partnership so unusual as child chat suggest special emphasis. It was summed up in one of Mr. Huntington's last poems, the dedication to A. To you my heart, beast chat room might a sunlit sea, Welcome your soul, ship of my destiny!
With you in splendor past all dreams' desire, I found a world lighted by love's true fire.
Long before they met, each partner had won distinction in a chosen field of art--Archer as scholar, bibliophile, collector, translator, and poet--Anna as a sculptress of international renown, who had studied with Hermon MacNeil and Gutzon Borglum, as well as at the National Academy of De; had taken the Rodin and Saltus Gold Medals; and for her Joan of Arc had been decorated by adian French government and made a Single women text this number of the Legion of Honour.
Not long after their marriage, the same honor was proffered to Mr. Huntington who graciously accepted. But when the official looked up the record, he found that Mr.
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Huntington had been a Chevalier for ten years--probably the only one in history modest enough to have forgotten xxx chat date sharon connecticut distinction--a virtue fully shared with his wife. Archer Huntington was the perfect example of the scion of a wealthy empire womwn, endowed with somen which he valued far above the millions left to him by Collis P. Huntington, builder of the Southern Pacific.
Archer was as self-made in his cultural attainments and erudition as his father had been in business and he used the inherited wealth to raise the level of graphic art and letters in America and overseas by collecting, housing and endowing sixteen museums, art collections, wildlife preserves, etc.
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These outright gifts were made ssian benefit of committees, free to message dating sites lakeland or press agents and solely according to his own conscientious and penetrating judgment. Few men have had less formal instruction or have acquired more knowledge than Archer Huntington. At one time he applied to Columbia University, but his indifference to mathematics barred him and he went ahead in his own way rsdding satisfy his consuming curiosity and exercise his boundless energy to develop the aptitudes which he had inherited from his mother and which she had encouraged him to pursue.
As a very young man he went to Spain and spent two years traveling, largely by donkey, to least known districts and remote villages.
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He became fascinated by the Spanish language and sought to render some Spanish classics into English. He was especially intrigued by the great epic wimen of The Cid, felt that the existing English translations were inadequate, and essayed a better version. In preparation sex chat viscount, saskatchewan mi this ambitious undertaking he went to Morocco to be tutored in the Arabic language--with Latin the foundation of Spanish--that he might rightly interpret the finer nuances of the historic poem.
His translation, in three volumes, though written nearly fifty years ago, is still considered by far the most satisfying. His many poems--the best published nude chat website as awian collected verse--his translations and other writings have earned for him an honored place on the library bookshelves of both hemispheres and earned honorary degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Columbia and other colleges.
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The union of Archer and Anna Huntington seems to have stimulated each to higher achievements. Anna's equestrian statue of The Cid Campeador was erected at Servilla in and a replica placed on the grounds of the Hispanic Society of America, together with two flagpole bases, adian lions, a red stag, a red doe and fawn, and four other animal groups.
In she was awarded a gold medal by the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in an honorary degree of doctor of fine arts by Syracuse University. A special medal sin spanking chat honor was presented to her in by the National Sculpture Aasian in recognition, both of her work and of her unfailing interest in her fellow sculptors.
And she is the only woman to have been elected a corresponding member of the Spanish Academia de Bellas Artes de Fernando. The Huntington gift which has perhaps given the most pleasure to the traveling public and which best expresses the personalities of husband and wife, is the 10, acre estate at Brookgreens, South Carolina. It was a consolidation of three anonymous support chat plantations on the coast; one, the famous Allston plantation, a second the scene of the novel, Chat line in lowell Sister Mary.
Originally the land was acquired as a preserve for native flora and fauna. In the words of Mrs.
Huntington, it is "a quiet ing of hands between science and art To the bronzes and marbles, as an expression of the poet's art, have been added a of well chosen verses inscribed in stone. Huntington is reticent in talking about herself, so I was fortunate in having present during our chat her sister Harriet, Mrs. Alfred Chat asian women redding. Mayor, likewise a sculptress and Anna's first inspiration and instructor. The younger sister, Mrs. Mayor told me, has always been devoted to horses and in their Cambridge, Massachusetts, home, when Anna's head barely reached to the window sill, she would stand there and sketch every horse which showed itself in the yard.
So observant was the young artist that, when shown any small area of a horse's anatomy, she could immediately tell to what horse it belonged. It wasn't long before two dimensional art ceased to satisfy her and now she never sketches her compositions, but goes right to work on the plasticine. She is today an horny hill city chat and vigorous woman. I was not surprised to learn that she has broken many a recalcitrant colt and is in complete command of her reflexes even when working precariously on the elevated platform in her studio to perfect one of her king-sized sculptures.
Michelangelo worked until he was eighty-nine and Titan painted well into his nineties, so, judging by her present pace, we can look forward to another fifteen or twenty open chat rooms of top-level production. Her present bent is toward marine life. She showed me two recent works in her studio--one of a group of seals, the other a composition of whirling fishes, rising from a base of turtles, crabs, starfish and other denizens of the deep--which impressed me greatly both in de and teens chat online. She is a true draftsman in three dimensions chat asian women redding a meticulous wilhelmshaven free gay chat. I could have spent hours in the studio looking at such examples as the statuette of her grande dame grandmother.
This remarkable woman crossed the ocean forty times, but still found time to take charge of the wounded at the Civil War hospital in Baltimore and at Gettysburg--insisting on caring for the soldiers in grey and blue alike. The figure, expresses in every line, including her cane, the forceful and dominant female. Or the bust of Don Quixote, modeled from an old worker on the place--a perfect characterization. But the most interesting of all, again expressing her originality, was the memorial she deed for her husband and herself.
At first he demurred--it was such an unusual idea for one of the living subjects to de her own monument. But she said, "Someone will do it and probably not the way we vegan chat want it done. Who is better qualified than I to express what life means to us? Redding is a wonderful place and in it are adult chat rooms ballarat wonderful people.
Frank W. Many of our public buildings are enhanced by her bronze statues. But, she and her husband, Archer, left us another legacy in Huntington State Park, a park of acres located in the northeast corner of Redding.
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We talked with Henry Rasmussen, who was employed by Mrs. Huntington, in an effort to learn more about how the gift meet married women in mexico chat about and the history of the land. The estate originally belonged to the Luttgen family, and was later owned by the Sterret family. Archer Huntington bought the estate and named it Stanerigg. Archer was the son of Colis P.
Huntington, a wealthy man who was a shipbuilder and the founder of the Chesapeake, the Ohio and the Union Pacific Railro. Before his death, Archer willed acres of the original estate to the State of Connecticut.
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It was named Huntington State Park before his death in During Mr. Rasmussen's employment with Mrs. Huntington, she often expressed her desire to have cheap nashville davidson adult chat park remain in its natural state for people to enjoy. Her wishes have resulted in a park that has been open to the public for chaf years. Few modifications have been made other than the bridge being restored.
The park is used for walking, hiking, horseback riding, picnicing, fishing, cross-country skiiing, boating and filipina chat study.
The Department of Environmental Protection provides patrols at the park to see that Mrs. Huntington's wishes are fulfilled. It's one person working to promote the history of his hometown and surrounding areas.