Frances Willard Munds

Frances Willard Munds Arizona Suffrage Statue

In 2019 I was commissioned by the Arizona Women’s History Alliance to create a life-sized sculpture of Frances Willard Munds, as part of Arizona’s celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Frances Willard Munds:

  • Mobilized Arizona women in 1912 to fight for their right to vote
  • Convinced 65% of Arizona’s male electorate to vote “Yes” for Arizona women’s right to vote — a full 8 years before the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution
  • Became Arizona’s first female Senator

Here’s more about Munds on Wikipedia.

Currently under development, this statue will be displayed in Arizona’s capitol mall in 2021. This will be the first statue of a woman on state land.

Here are some images of the work in progress.Frances Willard Munds statue rear work in progress, President of Arizona Equal Suffrage AssociationFrances Munds Arizona Suffrage Statue clay work in progressFrances Willard Munds clay full size statue in progress, President of Arizona Equal Suffrage Association

Here’s my maquette for this statue. A maquette is a sculptor’s preliminary model. Only two artists were asked to create maquettes of Munds for this project. Fortunately, mine won the commission for the final statue.

 Frances Munds Suffrage Statue