Brenda Putnam

born Minneapolis, MN 1890-died Concord, NH 1975
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Brenda Putnam, © Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0002081
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States
  • American

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.