Happy Birthday Gaston Lachaise!! Born today in France in 1886, Lachaise was considered a child prodigy and began playing with his father's woodcarving tools before he even started school! His art study was cut short for a time, however, when he fell in love and earned the money to come back to America with Isabel Dutaud Nagle in 1906. He went back and forth from Paris to the US, creating sculpture of women. His wife was his model for the archetypal woman he sought to achieve. He has been called the "greatest American sculptor of all time" by Artnews. I chose to include his Georgia O'Keefe (1927) on my blog this morning.