Portrait Head of Martha Jackson

  • Philip Pavia, Portrait Head of Martha Jackson, 1971, cast bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection, 1980.137.85

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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.

Title
Portrait Head of Martha Jackson
Artist
Founder
Date
1971
On View
Dimensions
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (30.0 x 21.1 x 16.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Anderson, Martha Jackson Memorial Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
cast bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Jackson, Martha – head
Object Number
1980.137.85
Palette
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