Art: Head Huntress

With her Siamese cat, husband, violin and 28 pieces of metal baggage, capable grey-haired Malvina Hoffman sailed into New York Harbor last fortnight. Three-quarters of the largest sculpture commission ever given a woman was completed.

Sculptress Hoffman was born in New York 45 years ago, the daughter of British Pianist Richard Hoffman who was imported to the U. S. by Phineas Taylor Barnum in 1850 as accompanist for Jenny Lind. Later he was soloist for New York's Philharmonic Society Orchestra. The Hoffmans were quickly accepted by the very stiffest New York society. But...

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