Edith Woodman Burroughs (1871 in Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York – 1916 in Flushing, Queens) was an American sculptor. Woodman began studying with master artists art at the early age of 15, working with Kenyon Cox and Augustus Saint Gaudens at the Art Students League. By the age of 18 she was supporting herself by designing objects for churches as well as for the Tiffany and Company.
In 1893 she married artist Bryson Burroughs, the future curator of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She spent the next two years in Paris where she studied with Jean-Antoine Injalbert and Luc-Olivier Merson. In 1907 she won the Shaw Memorial Prize front the National Academy of Design for a work Circe that was subsequently shown at a major exhibit in Baltimore
In 1909 she returned to Paris where she "came under the influence of Maillol", after which her work reflected his simpler means of expression.
Woodman Burroughs designed two fountains for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Her Fountain of Youth figure, showing the sweet tenderness, a maidenly lovliness won a silver medal at the Expo.
Burroughs exhibited a bronze bust, Portrait of John Bigelow at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. In 1913, she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member.
She died in Flushing, New York on January 6, 1916.

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