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Object ID Number SAM 1941.1
Object Name sculpture
Artist Huntington, Anna Hyatt
Title Two Llamas
Date 1936
Culture American
Copyright Estate of Anna Hyatt Huntington
Credit line Gift of the Artist.
Exhibit Label Anna Hyatt Huntington was a prominent American sculptor during the first two decades of the 20th century and was one of only a few women sculptors who enjoyed wide commercial success. Her public sculptures are visible throughout the United States including Central Park and Riverside Drive in New York, Balboa Park in San Diego, and abroad including sites in Madrid, Seville, and Buenos Aires.

Huntington was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her father was a professor of paleontology and zoology at Harvard which contributed towards her early interest in animals. Huntington first studied sculpture with Henry Hudson Kitson, but was thrown out of class after she identified anatomical deficiencies in Kitson’s equine sculptures. She went on to study at the Art Students League in New York and spent countless hours at zoos and circuses making extensive animal studies.

Huntington first became famous for small sculptures of realistic bronze animals, noted for their emotional depth. "Two Llamas" is a typical example of her work in this area; it was gifted to the Museum in 1941 by the artist.
Medium Bronze
Image size 17.5" H x 9" W x 13" D
Height (in) 17.5
Width (in) 9
Signed Name Y
Signature Location "Anna Hyatt Huntington"
Currently on view Yes
Subjects Llama