Ladd, Anna Coleman Watts,
Paris, France; Boston, Mass.; Manchester, Mass.
Collection size: 4.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Biographical and financial material, letters, writings, notebooks, artworks, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material document Ladd's work as a sculptor and her work in World War I for the American Red Cross Studio for Soldier's Portrait Masks.
Biographical/Historical Note: Portrait and architectural sculptor; Boston, Mass. Born Anna Coleman Watts in Philiadelphia, Pa. Raised in Paris and lived and studied in Rome for twelve years. Founded the Studio for Portrait Masks in the American Red Cross in Paris during WWI, where she collaborated with surgeons to fit disfigured soldiers with sculpted faces.
Donated 1991 by William Terry on behalf of Robert Edwards, a friend of Anna Ladd.