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Bitter, Karl Theodore Francis

Karl Theodore Francis Bitter Collection (162), Sculptor, 1867-1915

After immigrating to the United States in 1889, Bitter was approached by architect Richard Morris Hunt and worked on projects for the Astors and Vanderbilts in New York City and at the Biltmore Estate, for William H. Vanderbilt, in Ashville, NC. Bitter's work soon expanded beyond the domestic to include major civic works at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Street Station, and the Wisconsin State Capitol.

The collection comprises one plaster maquette for a terra cotta relief panel in an exterior pediment of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Steet Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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