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Anne Morin

1935-1940 Albino Cavallito Born: Cocconato, Italy 1905 Died: New York, New York, 1966 terra cotta mounted on wood base 11 3/8 x 5 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (28.8 x 13.7 x 16.7 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Julia A. Sullivan 1972.179 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 48A


Luce Center Label

This portrait by Albino Cavallito may be of Anne Regina Morin, daughter of John M. Morin, a figure in Franklin Roosevelt’s administration. Anne Morin studied in Erie, Pennsylvania, and in Washington, D.C., where she got her master’s degree. The face appears quite young, so it is possible that the artist met Morin while she was still a student in Pennsylvania. Cavallito intentionally left the head unfinished, creating an unusual silhouette when the piece is viewed from the side.

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Portrait female - Morin, Anne - head

sculpture

ceramic - terra cotta

wood

About Albino Cavallito

Born: Cocconato, Italy 1905 Died: New York, New York, 1966

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