Anna Hyatt Huntington, sculptor at Audubon Terrace
El Cid Campeador
Statue 1 at the Base of El Cid Campeador
Statue 2 at the Base of El Cid Campeador
Statue 3 at the Base of El Cid Campeador
Statue 4 at the Base of El Cid Campeador
About this Tour Stop...
Anna Hyatt Huntington, wife of Archer M. Huntington who owned the land, created all of the statues within the courtyard. She is considered among the greatest female American Sculptors, active for a period of approx 70 years, around the first half of the 20th century. As a child she was fascinated with animals, particularly horses, who would become the main subjects of her work. She married Archer M. Huntington on March 10th, her 47th birthday. This was also Archer's birthday, and so the couple called March 10th their 3-in-1 day. Their marriage is known as one of mutual respect. Both valued culture and the arts, and encouraged the other to pursue and achieve great things. Anna's work is of a traditional and academic style, often described as an anatomical study. As modern art began to gain popularity, Huntington was quoted in American Women Sculptors describing modern works "as an overwhelming flood of degenerate trash drowning sincere and conservative workers in all the arts."
The Cultural Complex at Audubon Terrace