Sarah Johnson

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  • Sarah
  • Adeline
  • Johnson
  • born Sarah Adeline Johnson  
  • Johnson
  • Alexander Frederick Jenkins Johnson(he took her surname; 1896-1908)
  • n/a
  • n/a
  • September 26, 1859
  • Plymouth, Illinois
  • November 10, 1955
  • Washington, D.C.
  • 1878-?: Chicago, Illinois

    1884-1886: Rome, Italy

    1886-?: New York, New York
  • 1878-?: Chicago, Illinois (Central Music Hall Building);

    Rome, Italy

    New York, New York

    Washington, D.C.
  • 1884-1909: Rome, Italy New York, New York Chicago, Illinois London, England Carrara, Italy
  • Sculptor
  • 1875-1878: St. Louis School of Design
    1883: Dresden
    Rome 1884; studied with Guilio Monteverde
    1884-1895: studied with Fabio Altini
  • Germany, Italy
  • Array
  • 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.
  • wood carving

    interior decoration