Evelyn Longman Batchelder (1874-1954)
Prolific sculptor, creator of Bushnell Park's "Spirit of Victory" (Inducted in 1994)
Evelyn Beatrice Longman Batchelder was a resident of Windsor. Her husband was headmaster at the Loomis-Chafee School where she had a studio in this building at the campus. She sculpted many well-known monuments in Hartford, Windsor and around the country, including Bushnell Park’s "Spirit of Victory". She was the first woman to have full membership in the National Academy of Design. In 1901, she began to work with sculptor Daniel Chester French. Her first recognized large-scale sculpture, "Victory", was placed in the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Festival Hall. In 1915, the AT&T Company commissioned her "Genius of Electricity". She worked on the Lincoln Memorial with Daniel Chester French. Many of her works, including "Victory of Mercy", are located at the Loomis-Chaffee School. The studio and sculpture is located at 34 Batchelder Road in Windsor.
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