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Mrs. Calvin Coolidge

before 1927 Moses Wainer Dykaar Born: Vilna, Russia 1884 Died: New York, New York 1933 marble 18 x 17 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. (45.6 x 45.7 x 20.4 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of David E. Dykaar 1965.15.1 Not currently on view


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Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge was an extremely popular first lady, nicknamed “sunshine” by the Secret Service for her cheerful personality. She received a gold medal from the National Institute of Social Sciences for her “fine personal influence exerted as first lady of the land” and in 1931 was voted one of America’s greatest living women. She met Calvin Coolidge while teaching at the Clarke Institute for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, and they were married in 1905. Moses Dykaar modeled portraits of both Grace and Calvin Coolidge during their time in the White House.

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Portrait female - Coolidge, Calvin, Mrs. - bust

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stone - marble

About Moses Wainer Dykaar

Born: Vilna, Russia 1884 Died: New York, New York 1933

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