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COHEN, KATHERINE M.:

American sculptor and painter; born in Philadelphia, Pa., March 18, 1859. She early evinced a taste for art, especially for modeling, and pursued her studies in the art schools of Philadelphia and New York, among her instructors being J. Liberty Tadd, John J. Boyle, and Augustus St. Gaudens. In 1887 she went abroad, and after four years' travel studied in Paris under Mercié. She has produced many works, those of special Jewish interest being the group "Rabbi Ben Ezra" and the heroic figure "L'Israélite," which latter was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1896. Among her portrait busts are those of Mayer Sulzberger and of Lucien Moss.

Bibliography:
  • H. S. Morais, Jews of Philadelphia, pp. 361-362;
  • Who's Who in America, 1902;
  • Ogontz Mosaic, Feb., 1897;
  • Jewish Exponent, Feb. 21, 1890; Nov. 13, 1896; Sept. 22, 1899.
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