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Portrait Head of Martha Jackson

1971 Philip Pavia Born: Connecticut 1911 Died: New York, New York 2005 Modern Art Foundry (Founder) cast bronze 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (30.0 x 21.1 x 16.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection 1980.137.85 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 46B


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Martha Jackson was an art dealer and collector originally from Buffalo, New York. She founded her own gallery in New York City in 1949, where sculptor Philip Pavia was a frequent exhibitor. Jackson was a risktaker and exhibited many now famous artists before they were in other galleries. She was also the first to exhibit German art after World War II. In an exhibit commemorating Jackson, this bust was shown next to an abstraction in marble as a testament to the dealer’s eclectic eye.

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Portrait female - Jackson, Martha - head

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metal - bronze

cast

About Philip Pavia

Born: Connecticut 1911 Died: New York, New York 2005

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