Adelaide (Sarah Adeline) Johnson
(1859 - 1955)
Adelaide (Sarah Adeline) Johnson was active/lived in New York, District Of Columbia. Adelaide Johnson is known for female portrait bust sculpture, feminist themes.
Biography Adelaide (Sarah Adeline) Johnson
A sculptor in stone of subjects of the feminist movement, she did portrait busts of numerous figures including Susan B Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. The high point of her career was completing a monument in Washington DC in honor of the women's movement. She exhibited at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
Her lifestyle was that of a feminist, highly independent for that time period, but her vanity as well as a sense of whimsy caused her to consistently lie about her age. When she was young, she made herself younger, and when she was old, she added twelve years to her actual age. She lived to age ninety-six, although newspapers reported she was one-hundred eight.
She was born to a farm fami
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