Yandell, Enid

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Yandell, Enid Gender: F
born on 6 October 1869 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Louisville, Kentucky, 38n15, 85w46
Timezone LMT m85w46 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°05' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 23°42'

Enid Yandell (with her sculpture of Pallas Athena, 1896)


American sculptor who specialized in portrait busts and monuments. She created numerous portraits, garden pieces and small works as well as public monuments. The sculpture collection at the Speed Art Museum in her hometown includes a large number of her works in plaster. She contributed to The Woman's Building at the Chicago World's Fair (1893). She studied with Auguste Rodin in Paris, Philip Martiny in New York City, and Frederick William MacMonnies.

Enid Yandell completed degrees in chemistry and art at Hampton College, a school for girls in Louisville. She then attended the Cincinnati Art Academy, where she completed a four-year program in two years, winning a first-prize medal upon graduation in 1889. Yandell also took advantage of apprenticeships with noted sculptors of the day. These included Lorado Taft, Philip Martiny and Karl Bitter.

Yandell was one of a group of women sculptors known as the White Rabbits, who were organized by sculptor Lorado Taft to complete the numerous statues and other architectural embellishments for the Horticultural Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. She also designed and carved the caryatid that supported the roof garden of The Woman's Building. Yandell co-wrote a semi-autobiographical account of her involvement in planning the fair, Three Girls in a Flat (1892).

In 1894, Yandell went to Paris, where she studied with Frederick William MacMonnies and other instructors at the Académie Vitti in Montparnasse. Yandell also worked with Auguste Rodin. She returned to Paris frequently, maintaining a studio there and exhibiting at the Paris Salon.

In 1898 Yandell became the first woman member to join the National Sculpture Society. Yandell died on 12 June 1934 at age 64 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) teacher relationship with Rodin, Auguste (born 12 November 1840)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Enid Yandell: Kentucky's Pioneer Sculptor by Juilee Decker (University Press of Kentucky, 2019), page 266: "Enid's birth date is confirmed by several pieces of evidence. First, in a diary entry for 1869–1871 her father noted, 'Sunny's child born at 2 a.m.' on October 6, 1869."


  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (White Rabbits)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Studied in Paris, France)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist (Women's suffrage)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field