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Thelma Wood (July 3, 1901 - December 10, 1970)

Thelma Ellen Wood was an American sculptor. Although very little of her work survives, Wood's drawings were exhibited at least once, at Milch Galleries in New York City in 1931, where they were favorably reviewed. Wood's sketchbook from a trip to Berlin is in the Barnes papers at the University of Maryland, College Park. In the fall of 1921, photographer Berenice Abbott met Wood and became her lover for a brief time. She later introduced Wood to poet Djuna Barnes (who said, “I am not a lesbian; I just loved Thelma.”). Wood also had a brief relationship with the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay during the early 1920s. Wood became involved in an affair with a wealthy woman named Henriette McCrea Metcalf, which effectively caused Barnes to end their relationship. One factor bringing on the break with Metcalf was Wood becoming involved with Margaret Behrens, a wealthy realtor and antique dealer. She moved into Behrens' home in Monroe, Connecticut. She did odd jobs for Behrens in a relationship that lasted until Wood's death 27 years later. Wood and Behrens are buried together at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Timeline & Places:

• July 3, 1901: born.

• 1940s: lived at Behren's Terrace, Monroe, CT 06468, Stati Uniti, sharing with Margaret Behrens.

• December 10, 1970: died. Buried at Park Cemetery, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Margaret Behrens (May 8, 1908 – June, 1986)

References:

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time
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Queer Places, Vol. 1.3: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World Authored by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1548165963 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1548165964
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