Julia Bracken Wendt

Maiden Name: 
Bracken
Variant Names: 
Julia Bracken Wendt
Bricken
Mrs. William Wendt
Julia M B Wendt
Spouse: 
William Wendt
Birth Date: 
06/10/1871
Birth Place: 
Apple River, IL
Death Date: 
06/22/1942
Death Place: 
Laguna Beach, CA
Variant Date/Place: 
Residences/Studios: 
Galena (IL) 1876
Studio Tree Bldg, State & Ontario Sts, Chicago
Englewood, IL
Active In: 
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
Medium: 
Sculpture
Subject: 
Figure
Exhibitions: 
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
Annual Exhibition, Palette Club, AIC, 1895
Annual Exhibition of Works by Chicago Artists, AIC, 1899-1910 (9 times)
St Louis/Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Chicago Municipal League, 1905
Pan-California Expo, San Diego (CA), 1915
California Art Club, 1918
Solo exhibits with husband, AIC, 1909-21
National Sculpture Society, 1929
National Sculpture Society, Los Angeles (CA) Museum
Awards: 
Commission, "Illinois Welcoming the Nations" for Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1892
Commission, Exposition Park, Los Angeles (CA). Commission, Battle Monument, Missionary Ridge (TN)
Sculpture Prize, Chicago, 1898
Municipal Art League Prize, Chicago, 1905
Gold Medal, Pan-California Expo, San Diego (CA), 1915
Harrison Prize, Los Angeles (CA), 1918
Memberships: 
Chicago Society of Artists
Chicago Municipal Art League
Society of Western Artists
Los Angeles (CA) Fine Art Association
California Art Club, Los Angeles
NAC
Three Arts Club of Los Angeles (CA)
Laguna Beach Art Association
Collections: 
Los Angeles (CA) County Museum of Art
Training: 
AIC, 1887-92
Other Occupations: 
Member of White Rabbits group helping Lorado Taft complete sculpture for Columbian Expo 1893
Teacher, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles (CA)
Biography: 
The essay about Julia Bracken Wendt by Katherine Clark in "Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary" (edited by Rima Lunin Schultz and Adele Hast) is an excellent resource. Information is also available at http://womenoutwest.blogspot.com/2014/02/