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Anna Hyatt Huntington created the first sculpture of a woman in NYC
Unveiled over 100 years ago, the first monument in New York City that was created by a woman was of a woman - a bronze statue of Joan of Arc. 

Now that the city is looking to improve the number of female sculpture subjects, it's worth taking a look at the first one to grace the streets of New York. 

This article looks into the life and work of Anna Hyatt Huntington, the creator of the Joan of Arc sculpture that became a call to stand up for the rights of women. She was among the highest paid professional women in the United States at that time for her animal sculptures, married later in life and refused to stop learning. 

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