Kitson, Henry Hudson, 1863?-1947Alternative names
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
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)--Monuments|
|Bronze sculpture, American|
|Sculpture, Modern--19th century|
|Sculpture, American--19th century|
|Sculpture, American--20th century|