Did You Know?
What becomes of the artists' models? I am wondering if many of my readers have not stood before a masterpiece of lovely sculpture or a remarkable painting of a young girl, her very abandonment of draperies accentuating rather than diminishing her modesty and purity, and asked themselves the question, 'Where is she now, this model who was so beautiful?'
She was committed to the Ogdensburg Psychiatric Institution for depression and schizophrenia - generally treatable mental disorders, today. She was abandoned and forgotten there for decades until a niece discovered her there.