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 Jo Davidson  (1883 - 1952)

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Lived/Active: New York / France      Known for: portrait sculpture, sketches, genre

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BIOGRAPHY for Jo Davidson
1883 (New York, New York)
1952 (Tours, France)

New York / France

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portrait sculpture, sketches, genre

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New York Armory Show of 1913
The son of Russian parents, Jo Davidson was born in 1883 in New York City's Lower East Side. He was an exhibitor in the revolutionary 1913 Armory Show that introduced modern art to America, but became essentially an academic portrait sculptor in marble, bronze and terra-cotta. Davidson apparently did not have his subjects pose, as such; rather it is said that he was an outgoing personality who preferred to observe and speak with them, getting to know them as people.

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