Artist biography

Herbert Haseltine 1877-1962

American sculptor, mostly of animals, particularly horses. Born in Rome, son of the American landscape painter William Stanley Haseltine. Took a degree at Harvard in 1899, and afterwards studied drawing at the Munich Academy and the Académie Julian in Paris. Settled in Paris. In 1905 studied painting with Aimé Morot, who advised him to do a little sculpture as a help with construction and composition; achieved as a sculptor immediate success. First one-man exhibition with E.O. de Rosales at the Goupil Gallery, London, 1914. Early sculptures naturalistic and full of movement, but influenced from 1920 by the static and monumental character of Egyptian art. Made many sculptures of famous horses and champion bulls, sheep, pigs, etc. His larger works included equestrian statues of Jam Shri Rawalji at Jamnagar, India, and of Field Marshal Sir John Dill and George Washington both at Washington, DC. Spent 1940-7 in the United States, then returned to Paris, where he later died.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.353-4