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Ruth Nickerson, American sculptor, 1905-1997 | by Smithsonian Institution
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Ruth Nickerson, American sculptor, 1905-1997

Description: Jennie Ruth Nickerson was a sculptor, WPA (Public Works of Art Program) artist, art educator and teacher. She preferred to work in stone and carved directly into her materials. Her signature works were larger-than-life religious figures, but also created the occasional political figure as well.

 

Creator/Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in

 

Culture: American

 

Persistent URL: photography.si.edu/SearchImage.aspx?id=5836

 

Repository: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Photograph Archives

 

Collection: Peter A. Juley & Son Collection - The Peter A. Juley & Son Collection is comprised of 127,000 black-and-white photographic negatives documenting the works of more than 11,000 American artists. Throughout its long history, from 1896 to 1975, the Juley firm served as the largest and most respected fine arts photography firm in New York. The Juley Collection, acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1975, constitutes a unique visual record of American art sometimes providing the only photographic documentation of altered, damaged, or lost works. Included in the collection are over 4,700 photographic portraits of artists.

 

Accession number: J0014755

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Taken on June 8, 2005