Woman of the Century/Jean Pond Miner - Wikisource, the free online library
MINER, Miss Jean Pond, sculptor, born in Menasha, Wis., 8th July, 1866. Her father is Rev. H. A. Miner, a Congregationalist clergyman. Her mother's maiden name was Harriet Pond Rice. Miss Miner in early life removed to Madison, Wis., with her parents. She attended the high school and was known among her mates as an artist in embryo, although she had not shown her gifts as a sculptor. After two years as a special student in Downer College, Fox Lake, Wis., she went to Chicago and began her art studies. In the Art Institute she first found that her power lay in clay-modeling. After working only three months she took the second honors of the institution. Soon after, because of her ability, she was sought as an instructor, and at the end of the year she accepted a position as student teacher. Her statue "Hope" was among those that met very favorable recognition. It will be placed in the McCowen Oral School, in Englewoodm Ill. Portrait busts of Miss Miner's have been solicited by the American Artists' Association and conspicuously exhibited. In her ideal work the heads of "Hypatia," George Eliot's "Dorothea," "Christiphin, "Ioni" and others, which have been shown in various Chicago art exhibitions, have attracted attention. The woman's art club known as The Palette Club has recognized her later work and conferred upon her the honor of active membership. Her figure "Wisconsin" is more than locally celebrated. Her group especially prepared for the World's Fair is called "Leave-Taking." Her representations of child-life take high rank in collections.