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Katharine Lane Weems, American Sculptor. Decorated chevalier L'Ordre National Merit France; National Academician.


Weems, Katharine Lane was born on February 22, 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Gardiner Martin and Emma Louise (Gildersleeve) Lane.


Preparatory education, May School, Boston. Art education, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Pupil of Charles Grafly.

Pupil of, Anna Hyatt Huntington. Pupil of, George Demetrios. Pupil of, Brenda Putnam.


Member Massachusetts Art Commission, 1941-1947.


  • Other Work

    • Recipient bronze medal Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia 1926, Widener Memorial gold medal Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts 1927, honorable mention Paris (France) Salon 1928, Joan of Arc gold medal National Association Women Painters and Sculptors 1928, honorable mention Grand Central Galleries, New York City 1929, bronze medal Boston Tercentenary Fine Arts Exhibition 1930, Anna Hyatt Huntington prize National Association Women Painters and Sculptors 1931, Speyer prize National Academy of Design 1931, 63, 73, 75, Barnet prize 1932, honorable mention Architectural League of New York 1942, Anonymous prize National Association Women Artists 1946, Saltus gold medal for merit National Academy Design 1960, Lindsey Morris Memorial prize National Sculpture Society 1960, Kalos Kagathos Foundation sculpture prize 1981, gold medal National Arts Club, New York City 1961). Principal works include Dog Narcisse Noir, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, and Reading (Pennsylvania) Museum. Kangaroo, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts.

      12 foot bronze group Dolphins of the Sea, Water Plaza, New England Aquarium, Boston. Representative permanent collection Greek Horse, Baltimore Museum Art, Bear, Spee Club, Harvard, Whippet, Glenbow Foundation Museum, Whippet and Fox, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville, Maine, brick carvings and entrance doors, and 2 bronze rhinoceroses, Institute of Biology, Harvard. Sculpture on Lotta Fountain, Boston.

      Small bronzes in private collections, permanent exhibition, Weems Gallery Animal Sculpture, Museum of Science, Boston. Sculptor: Goodwin medal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sculptor for Fincke Memorial medal, Groton School.


Fellow National Sculpture Society (council 1949). Member Guild Boston Artists, National Association Women Artists, National Institute Arts and Letters, Grand Central Art Galleries, Architectural League, American Artists Professional League, N. Shore Arts Association, Huguenot Society, Lords of Colonial Manors., Massachusetts Society Colonial Dames American Allied Artists American Clubs: Chilton (Boston). Cosmopolitan (New York City), Pen and Brush (New York City).

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe.


Married F. Carrington Weems, November 15, 1947.

Gardiner Martin Lane

Emma Louise (Gildersleeve) Lane

F. Carrington Weems