Evelyn Beatrice Longman
(1874-1954) was a widely known Connecticut sculptor during the first half of the 20th Century. In 1904 she participated at the St. Louis Exposition with her sculpture, Victory. Highly regarded among fellow artists, Longman assisted the sculptor Daniel Chester French with the design and execution of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In 1919 she became the first woman elected to the National Academy of Design. Longman's works are represented in private and public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Wadsworth Atheneum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her most important public works include: bronze doors for the Memorial Chapel of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the Great Bronze Doors for the Horsford Library of Wellesley College at Wellesley, Massachusetts; The Genius of Telegraphy for the AT& T Building later adopted as a logo for the AT& T Corporation; and a 12-foot-high bust of Edison standing in front of the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington, D.C.