Laura Gardin Fraser

Name
Laura Gardin Fraser
Also Known as
Mrs. James E. Fraser
Laura G. Fraser
Laura Fraser
Laura Gardin
Born
Chicago, Illinois 1889
Died
Norwalk, Connecticut 1966
Active in
  • Westport, Connecticut
Nationalities
U.S. States
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Luce Artist Biography

Laura Gardin Fraser designed the Alabama Centennial half-dollar in 1921, earning her the distinction of being the first woman to design a coin for the United States Treasury. She studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1907 to 1911, and in 1913 married James Earle Fraser, a sculptor and her instructor there. Fraser’s other works include animal sculptures, medals, and fountains.