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biography of Ethel Klink MYERS (1881-1960)

Birth place: Brooklyn, NY

Death place: Cornwall, NY

Addresses: NYC; Cape Cod, MA

Profession: Sculptor, designer, lecturer, teacher

Studied: Hunter College; Columbia Univ.; Chase School Art, 1898-1904, with William Chase, Robert Henri, Kenneth Hayes Miller

Exhibited: Folsom Gal., 1912; Armory Show, 1913 (9 works); PAFA Ann., 1920, 1933; Knoedler's, NYC, 1920; S. Indp. A., 1925-26, 1941, 1943-44; Salons of Am., 1934; Carnegie Hall Gal., 1940; NAD; CGA; AIC; WMAA; BM

Member: NY Ceramic Soc.

Comments: Born Lillian Cochran and later adopted by a couple who renamed her Mae Ethel Klinck, she became known as Ethel Myers after marrying painter Jerome Myers. She was at first a painter, but began modeling in clay and wax after 1906, specializing in satirical bronzes in the Ashcan school tradition. Later Myers worked in ceramics, producing brightly glazed terra-cottas. She is also recognized for her drawings. Contrib. to magazines & newspapers. Position: asst. dir. & teacher, Chase Sch. of Art (later the New York School of Art); dress des., Paris, during WWI; art dir., Christodora House, NY, 1949-59.

Sources: WW59; WW47; Fort, The Figure in Am. Sculpture, 214 (w/repro.); Rubinstein, Am. Women Sculptors, 217-20; Falk, Exhibition Record Series

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