Elsie Ward (also known as Elsie Ward Hering) (1872-1923) was an American sculptor born in Fayette, Missouri.
Elsie Thomas Ward
|Died||1923 (aged 50–51)|
|Education||Art Students League of New York|
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."
- The Huguenot for the 1901-2 South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition.
- Boy and Frog, 1904, This work won the bronze medal at the 1904 St. Louis Exposition and copies are located at both Brookgreen Gardens and the Denver Botanic Gardens.
- Large figure of George Rogers Clark for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, that was later permanently erected in St. Louis.
- "Elsie Thomas Ward Hering". Invaluable. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
- Petteys, Chris, ‘’Dictionary of Women Artists’’, G K Hill & Co. publishers, 1985 p. 735
- New International Encyclopedia. 1905..
- Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, ‘’American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions’’, G. K. Hall and Co. Boston, 1990 p. 135