Batchelder, Evelyn B. Longman

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  • Evelyn B. Longman Batchelder,(November 21, 1874 – March 10, 1954) a highly prolific and noted sculptress, had ties to Salem.
  • Though born in Winchester, Ohio, she spent most of her girlhood in Canada and receiving art education at the Chicago Art Institute.
  • She was the fist woman sculptor elected a full member of the Academy of Design.
  • She was also a life member of the Essex Institute.
  • Her father in law was Henry M. Batchelder, president of the Merchants' National Bank in Salem.
  • Her rise as a sculptress was rapid after she created a statue, "Victory" for the festival hall at the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904 and won a competition to design bronze doors for the Naval Academy at Annapolis.

See Also

Vertical File in Salem Collection - Batchelder, Evelyn B. Longman

"Judge White is sculptor's model during lecture." Salem Evening News, Mar. 27, 1923.

"Evelyn Batchelder, noted sculptress dies at Osterville" Salem Evening News, Mar. 11, 1954.

"Evelyn Longman, sculptor, 79, dies" New York Times, Mar. 11, 1954.