Vinnie Ream was the first and youngest woman (18) to receive a commission as an artist from the US government for a statue when Congress voted on July 28, 1866 its approval. Ream worked in a studio in Room A of the basement of the Capitol. The statue was completed and unveiled in the United States Capitol rotunda on January 25, 1871. Ream was 23 years old.
Art - Sculpture, Buildings - Indoor