Helene Sardeau, American sculptor, 1899-1969, at work in her studio

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    Description: Helene Sardeau often conveyed contemplation, serenity and humanism in her work. Her first major commission, Slave (1933) was executed for a sculpture garden in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. She sculpted under the pseudonym "Sardeau" even after she married fellow painter George Biddle.

    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=5825

    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: J0066480

    frances1972, irene grazi, and 33 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. V_E_G_Z 69 months ago | reply

      wonderful...

    2. rosewithoutathorn84 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historic Heroines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. rkeim38 43 months ago | reply

      So much passion and pain in artist and art. great picture.

      any idea where this work is now?

    4. Infrogmation 23 months ago | reply

      What is the date of the photo? Approximate?

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