Adelaide Johnson (1859-1955)
Memorial to the Pioneers of Women's Suffrage, 1921
Collection of the United States Capitol
born Sarah Adeline Johnson
Alexander Frederick Jenkins Johnson(he took her surname; 1896-1908)
September 26, 1859
November 10, 1955
1878-?: Chicago, Illinois
1884-1886: Rome, Italy
1886-?: New York, New York
1878-?: Chicago, Illinois (Central Music Hall Building);
New York, New York
1884-1909: Rome, Italy
New York, New York
1875-1878: St. Louis School of Design
Rome 1884; studied with Guilio Monteverde
1884-1895: studied with Fabio Altini
1893: World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois: Susan B. Anthony; Lucretia Mott; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; Caroline B. Winslow
Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Sewall-Belmont Museum and Archives, Washington, D.C. (busts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Lucretia Mott)
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
US Capitol Building
: “Adelaide Johnson, Sculptor, Dies: Washington Suffragist was 108,” New York Times, November 11, 1955.
Bailey, Brooke. “Adelaide Johnson,” in The Remarkable Lives of 100 Women Artists. Holbrook, MA: Bob Adams, 1994.
Burton, Shirley J. Adelaide Johnson: To Make Immortal Their Adventurous Will. Macomb: Western Illinois University, 1986.
“Gossip Among the Studios and Galleries,” Chicago Daily Tribune, March 18, 1883.
Henderson, Ann Lyman. “Adelaide Johnson: Issue of Professionalism for a Woman Artist.” Ph.D. dissertation, George Washington University, 1981.
Kort, Carol and Liz Sonneborn. A to Z of American Women in the VIsual Arts, Infobase Publishing, 2014, pp. 109-111.
Marter, Joan M. ed. The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, vol. 1. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Mayo, Edith. “Adelaide Johnson,” in Notable American Women. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.
Prieto, Laura R. At Home in the Studio: The Professionalization of Women Artists in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Sculptors. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1990.
Sicherman, Barbara and Carol Hurd Green eds. Notable American Women: The Modern Period: A Biographical Dictionary. Harvard University Press, 1980, pp. 380-1.
Smith, Jean B. Cook. “Life in Marble—Speech in Silence: Adelaide Johnson and Her Work,” New American Woman. June 1917.
Weber, Sandra. The Woman Suffrage Statue. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2016
1877: 1st and 2nd place, Missouri State Exposition, Sedalia, Missouri
Adelaide Johnson Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.