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Elisabet Ney

In the south foyer of the Texas State Capitol stand two life-sized statues: one of Sam Houston, the other of Stephen F. Austin. These men helped shape the state of Texas, but their marble likenesses were shaped by the hands of Elisabet Ney, one of the state's most talented and determined artists.

Image: Elisabet Ney at the time of her immigration to the United States. Image courtesy of the Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin.

Audio: Houston Public Media