Black and white sketch of Vinnie Ream Hoxie, including biographical narrative.


Sculptor of famous men

Vinnie Ream Hoxie

Lavinia Ream was born at Madison., Sept. 23, 1846. Her family moved to Arkansas and lived in Fort Smith where her father was in the real estate business with John Carnall.

Vinnie received her early schooling in Ft. Smith and showed talent for music and art.. She studied art in Washington and won a prize of $30,000 for her stature of Lincoln.. Her most noted sculptures are those of Farragut, Grant, Greeley, Spurgeon, and an allegorical statue "Spirit of the West." She studied in Paris and Rome and created medallions of Liszt, Doree and many other celebrities.. Married 1878 to R.L. Hoxie... In her 65th year she was commissioned by the state of Oklahoma to make a statue of Seqouyah for the hall of states... She died Nov. 20, 1914..

Statue of Sequoyah in statuary hall Washington, D.C.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"




MS.000379, Image 31

Resource Type



Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Vinnie Ream Hoxie, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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