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Rhys Caparn, American sculptor, 1909-1997 | by Smithsonian Institution
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Rhys Caparn, American sculptor, 1909-1997

Description: Rhys Carparn Steel was a sculptor ahead of her time, with the encouragement of her teacher, Alexander Archipenko, she explored European modernism when the prevailing taste in the United States was social realism. Her favorite subjects were animals, birds and landscapes, rendered in semi-abstract forms.


Creator/Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in


Culture: American


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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: J0055545

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Taken on November 12, 2004