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^[[copy of one of [[Anna?]] Ladd's talks

Sculptors, to be any good at all. have to touch all sides of life.  They deal in material and in spirit.  The grace of the figures they model is based on the accurate mechanism of armatures.  They must have the physical strength of a blacksmith, the skill of a carpenter, the precision of a dentist, the knowledge of anatomy and psychology, of a physician,.  Not only this, but they must have training in archeology, mythology, history and architecture, for the relation of the part to the whole is of the most vital importance in sculpture.  When you add, that they must have the soul of a poet and the creative energy of a god, you can see why there are not many, and how it takes a lifetime to learn to be one.

And their work draws its inspiration from all side of life--happy animal motion, athletic and military themes, childhood, motherhood, the beauty of budding girlhood, the serene and wistful wisdom of age.

We can all name the splendid women sculptures who have made these themes live for us, bringing them closer through an art glowing with life and joy.  Sculpture is no longer cold and alien; it is in our gardens and our libraries; and the laughter of our children runs through it.

But though women haunt the galleries, lecture-halls, and art schools, it is men who have been the greatest collectors and artists in the past.  Living women may change all this, but we have a longer way to go and a heavy handicap.  I am not concerned with outer obstacles, only the inner ones. 
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