Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947

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Sculptors; Boston, Mass.

Henry Hudson Kitson's actual name was Harry Kitson. Theo(dora) Alice Ruggles became his student in 1886 at the age of 15; in 1893 they were married and were notable monumental and portrait sculptors by the turn of the century. They had three children: Theo (also known as Babsy or Babbins), Dorothy and John. Three years after Theo's death, in 1935, Henry married Marie Hobron.

From the description of Henry Hudson and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson papers, [187-]-1979. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81163230

Henry Hudson Kitson and his wife Theo(dora) Alice Ruggles Kitson were sculptors in the Boston, Massachusetts area.

Henry was born in Huddersfield, England (1863?) and emigrated at the age of 13 to New York City to work as a stone carver in his older brother Samuel's business. During the 1880s Kitson moved to Paris to study and began to exhibit his work both in the U.S. and Europe, winning awards and receiving prestigious commissions. Kitson took on students when he returned to the U.S., among them Theo Ruggles (1871-1932) from Brookline, Mass. whom he married in 1893. They each developed their own successful careers as notable monument and portrait sculptors by the turn of the century, but they also collaborated on occasion. They had two daughters and a son. Three years after Theo's death, Henry married Maria Louise Hobron who died one month before he did.

From the description of Kitson papers, 1887-1934 (bulk 1902-1909, 1920-1931). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477040757

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referencedIn Kitson, Henry W. : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947. Henry Hudson and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson papers, [187-]-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Cavanagh, Dorothy, 1907-1986. Dorothy Cavanagh research material on Henry Hudson Kitson, 1883-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Boston Art Commission. Boston Art Commission records, 1890-1959. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947. Kitson papers, 1887-1934 (bulk 1902-1909, 1920-1931). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Schiller Monument Committee (Saint Paul, Minn.). Schiller Monument Committee records, 1905-1907. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947. Henry Hudson Kitson letter to F.E. Elwell, 1902. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Mayor, Harriet Hyatt, 1901-1980. Correspondence, 1862-1928. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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associatedWith Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 person
associatedWith Boston Art Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Bradley, Thomas W. person
associatedWith Cavanagh, Dorothy, 1907-1986. person
associatedWith Conant, Levi L. (Levi Leonard), 1857-1916. person
associatedWith Conant, Roger, 1592-1679 person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
correspondedWith Elwell, Frank Edwin, 1858-1922 person
associatedWith Endicott, Henry Bradford, 1853-1920 person
associatedWith Endicott, H. Wendell (Henry Wendell), 1880-1954. person
associatedWith Kitson, Samuel James, 1848-1906. person
associatedWith Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles, 1876-1932. person
associatedWith Lee, Blewett, d. 1867. person
associatedWith Lee, Stephen D. (Stephen Dill), 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Mayor, Harriet Hyatt, 1901-1980. person
associatedWith Mead, Mason & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, John, Captain person
associatedWith Roman Bronze works (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schiller Monument Committee (Saint Paul, Minn.). corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 124th (1862-1865). Company H. corporateBody
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Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)--Monuments
Monuments
Minutemen (Militia)--Monuments
Bronze sculpture, American
Sculpture, Modern--19th century
Bronze founding
Memorials
Sculptors
Sculpture, American--19th century
Sculpture, American--20th century
Sculpture, American
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Birth 1863-04-09

Death 1947-06-26

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