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Abastenia St. Leger Eberle

American artist

Died when: 63 years 326 days (766 months)
Star Sign: Aries

 

Abastenia St. Leger Eberle

Abastenia St.Leger Eberle (April 6, 1878 – February 26, 1942) was an American sculptor known for her energetic, small bronze sculptures depicting poor immigrants on New York's City's Lower East Side.

As an artist, Eberle had strong beliefs and felt a need for artists to create politically and socially conscious works of art that reflected current issues.

Eberle spent much of her life working toward equal rights for American women and a widespread push for equality.Her most famous piece, The White Slave, representing child prostitution, caused controversy when exhibited at the 1913 Armory Show.


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