Recognized as one of America's premier sculptors, Anna Hyatt Huntington was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts but spent many of her productive years at Atalaya, her home and studio on the South Carolina coast. After studying sculpture in Boston under Henry Kittleson, she enrolled at the Art Students League and later pursued her training in Europe. In 1923 she married the philanthropist Archer Huntington and in 1930 they purchased four South Carolina plantations and established Brookgreen Gardens to display her works. Known for her sculpture of animals, Anna Hyatt Huntington was one of the most prolific American artists of the 20th century, producing hundreds of models that were cast in bronze. Brookgreen Gardens not only exhibits her works but also displays those of the most famous and talented artists of her time. Atalaya is now a state park, open to the public.