Jo Davidson American, 1883-1952


Jo Davidson stands as one of America’s most prodigious academic portrait sculptors of presidents around the world. He is renowned for having done the likeness of famous people such as Gertrude Stein and Charlie Chaplin, industrialists such as Andrew Mellon and important figures such as Walt Whitman.  He is also noted for his relationship to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney who was a close friend and patron of his work.


National Academy of Design

National Sculpture Society

Society of Independent Artists

WPA/Federal Arts Project


Armory Show, New York 1913

Art Institute of Chicago

Museum of Modern Art, New York

National Academy of Design

National Sculpture Society

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Salon d’Automne

Society of Independent Artists

Whitney Museum of American Art

Museums and Public Collections

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Institute

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glicrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts

Musees Nationaux Paris

Museum of Fine Arts – St. Petersburg

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio

The Columbus Museum, Georgia

The Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio

US Capitol Collection, Washington, D.C.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Woolaroc Museum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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