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 Joanna Gichner Kendall  (1899 - 1989)

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Lived/Active: Maryland      Known for: sculpture, crafts

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Joanna Gichner Kendall (b. May 25, 1899, Baltimore,  Maryland; d. April 20, 1989)

A portrait sculptor, she fulfilled numerous commissions for portrait busts of notables, including President John F. Kennedy.

Art Education:
Graduate of the Maryland Institute or fine Art, Cum laude.
Continued her artistic training under Charles Grafly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila. PA. -1923.
Student of Albert Lesley, animal sculptor, Paris, France. Summer of 1924.
Student of Charles Desiau, Paris, France, 1932.

Member of the faculty for sculpture: The Reinhardt School, Baltimore, Md. 1924-1946.
Director of Art, Granville Ave. School, Margate, NJ. 1947-1948.
Atlantic City Art Center, 1962-1967.
Selected Exhibitions:
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Md.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
the Peabody institute, Baltimore, Md.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Phila. Pa.
Atlantic City Art Center.  Atlantic City, NJ

Portrait Commissions:
Simon Bolivar, Statesman and Liberator of Latin America.
Marcel Duchamp, artist
John F. Kennedy
Richard Stockton, signer of Declaration of Independence
George Washington, commissioned by Dept. of State, USA
Fred Winslow Noes, Jr., founder, The Noyes Museum
Ethel Marie Noyes, founder, The Noyes Museum.
Commissioned by Alva Studios, Inc of New York to create scale renditions of authorized museum reproductions including:
The Pieta by Michelangelo and the head of Asklepios, the Greek God of healing. These exact reproductions were cast in Alvastone.
Numerous private commissions, including Dr. Roger Pine of Princeton, NJ.

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Museo Bolivarino, Caracas, Venezuela
The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ
Sun Life Insurance Building, Baltimore, MD
Park School, Baltimore, Md.

Information provided by Dorothy Prugger, the artist's daughter. Submitted by Elizabeth Johnson.

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