Elsie Ward

Elsie Ward (also known as Elsie Ward Hering) (1872-1923)[1] was an American sculptor born in Fayette, Missouri.

Elsie Ward
Elsie Thomas Ward

1872 (1872)
Fayette, Missouri
Died1923 (aged 5051)
EducationArt Students League of New York
Known forSculpture
Henry Hering (m. 1910)

Ward began her art studies in Denver, Colorado, studying with Preston Powers. After moving to New York she attended the Art Students League where she studied with Daniel Chester French, H. Siddons Mowbray and Augustus Saint-Gaudens. She then became an assistant to Saint-Gaudens, completing some of his commissions following his death in 1907. While working for him she met another of his assistants, Henry Hering. "After her marriage to Henry Hering in 1910, she seldom worked independently but assisted her husband on his projects." [2]



  1. "Elsie Thomas Ward Hering". Invaluable. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. Petteys, Chris, ‘’Dictionary of Women Artists’’, G K Hill & Co. publishers, 1985 p. 735
  3. "South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
  4. Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, ‘’American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions’’, G. K. Hall and Co. Boston, 1990 p. 135
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