Anne Morin

Copied Albino Cavallito, Anne Morin, 1935-1940, terra cotta mounted on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Julia A. Sullivan, 1972.179

Artwork Details

Title
Anne Morin
Date
1935-1940
Dimensions
11 385 386 58 in. (28.813.716.7 cm.)
Credit Line
Gift of Julia A. Sullivan
Mediums Description
terra cotta mounted on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female — Morin, Anne — head
Object Number
1972.179

Artwork Description

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.