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LAURA GARDIN FRASER Young Kid Gamboling.
Bronze, 1919. 185x165x90 mm; 7 1/2x6 1/2x3 1/2 inches. With the artist's signature and dated incised on the upper side of the bronze base. Cast by Kunst Foundry, New York, with the foundry mark on the edge of the bronze base.
Ex-collection private collection, Pennsylvania.
Fraser (1889-1966) is known for being the first woman credited with designing a U.S. coin. She studied at the Art Students League, New York, before starting her career as a sculptor. Her designs included the 1921 Alabama Centennial half dollar and the 1922 Grant Memorial half dollar, among others. In 1931, she won a competition to design the new quarter with George Washington, but her design was ignored by the Treasury Secretary, Andrew Mellon. The design was issued in 1999 on a commemorative five-dollar gold piece. She also won numerous commissions for heroic-size sculptures throughout her career, often being the only woman included in competitions.