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Brenda Putnam Portrait

Brenda Putnam

Minneapolis, Minnesota 1890

Concord, New Hampshire 1975

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  • New York, New York

Photo Caption:
Brenda Putnam, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0002081

Luce Artist Biography

Brenda Putnam studied art at the Boston Museum School of Art from 1905 until 1907. She also studied in Florence, Italy, and worked as a Works Progress Administration artist in the 1930s. In 1946, Congress commissioned Putnam to design a gold medal for World War II chief of naval operations, Admiral Ernest J. King.