Miss Manhattan: The famous artist’s model who sits in iron and marble throughout the city

Audrey Marie Munson was once the most famous artist’s model in the country. She appears in sculptures and monuments throughout the city.

Audrey Marie Munson. The name may not ring a bell, but you’ve undoubtedly seen her likeness around town. From the New York Public Library to the Brooklyn Bridge, this woman in various states of undress was once the most famous artist’s model in the country.

The story of Munson began in 1906, when she was 15 years old and was spotted window shopping on Fifth Avenue by photographer Felix Benedict Herzog. After he took a series of portraits of her, she was introduced to well-known sculptor Isadore Konti, who began her career as “Miss Manhattan,” immortalizing her in iron in stone. But a short-lived hiatus as a film actress, followed by a murder scandal, changed things for the model.

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Written by Larry Rosenberg

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