Arthur Lee (sculptor)

Arthur Lee (May 4, 1881 – 1961) was an American sculptor, born in Trondheim, Norway. His family immigrated to the United States in 1888, settling in St. Paul, Minnesota.[1] He studied at the Art Students League in New York before returning to Europe to study the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as in Rome and London.[2][3]

He was one of the more conservative artists who exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913 where he displayed eight drawings and sculptures[4] and was one of a dozen sculptors invited to compete in the Pioneer Woman statue competition in 1927.[5] He also taught; among his pupils was Eleanor Platt.[6]

Lee was a member of the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design. He died in 1961.


  1. ^ Craven, Wayne, ‘’Sculpture in America’’, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1968 p. 563
  2. ^ National Sculpture Society, ‘’Contemporary American Sculpture’’, National Sculpture Society, NY 1929 p. 203
  3. ^ Opitz, Glenn B., Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Books, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1988 p. 529
  4. ^ Brown, Milton W., ‘’The Story of the Armory Show’’, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1963 p. 260
  5. ^ ‘’Exhibition of Models for a Monument to the Pioneer Woman’’ at the Chicago Architectural Exhibition, East Galleries, Art Institute of Chicago, June 25 to August 1, 1927
  6. ^ Albert TenEyck Gardner (1965). American Sculpture: A Catalogue of the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 181–. GGKEY:6UZDFFUW001.