Hunt Diederich was born in 1884 in Hungary. He died in 1953.
Hunt Diederich was the son of a horse trainer, his mother came
from an artistic family including the painter William Morris Hunt
and the architect Richard Morris Hunt.
After starting his studies in Switzerland he enrolled in the
Milton Academy of Boston and the Fine Art Academy of Pennsylvania
where he met his dear friend Paul Manship. They traveled through
Spain together. Later Diederich traveled though Europe and Africa
for 10 years.
He worked in Paris with the sculptor E. Fremiet. Back in the
United States he reintegrated the Woodstock colony.
He participated to the Paris Salon from 1911 to 1924 and had
his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Kingore
Hunt Diederich is well known for his two and three dimensional
works depicting Animals and hunting scenes. He is a sculptor of
mythological subject, groups, bust, animals.
In 1988 the National Museum of American Art purchase, through
the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, the "Stag
Attacked by Hounds" (Circa 1920, wrought iron with copper
- Recent public auctions include:
- New York, March 14 1991: "Satyre
Pourchassant une Nymphe" Brescia Marble (H28.9 cm 11 ½")
- New York, November 28 1995: Diane avec
son chien, bronze (53.5cm 21") US$ 16,100