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Jo Davidson Portrait

Jo Davidson

Born:
New York, New York 1883

Died:
Tours, France 1952

Active in:

  • Paris, France

Photo Caption:
Jo Davidson, Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum J0001438

Biography

Portrait sculptor, whose raison d'être was to sculpt the significant personalities of the 20th century. His work included naturalistic bronzes of Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, Fiorello La Guardia, Gertrude Stein, Anatole France, Mahatma Gandhi, Rudyard Kipling and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Joan Stahl American Artists in Photographic Portraits from the Peter A. Juley & Son Collection (Washington, D.C. and Mineola, New York: National Museum of American Art and Dover Publications, Inc., 1995)