Arthur Putnam

Arthur Putnam

1873 – 1930
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Living and working in San Francisco from 1900 to 1921, Arthur Putnam was a sculptor of animal subjects in the French animalier tradition. Along with domestic pieces on a tabletop scale such as this pair of nuzzling mountain lions, he undertook commissions for large-scale public works, examples of which are in San Francisco and San Diego.

Two Nuzzling Mountain Lions
Sculpture, bronze, 1905 – 1910
5 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches
Gift of Page Art Inc./The Grace Lane Gallery in memory of Frances Holland Andrews, Carlsbad, CA
2014.015