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.
Ellen Jones, New York, inherited from her husband
Descended in family from husband’s great aunt and uncle, Charles and Grace Sarka
Gift or purchased from Davidson to Charles and Grace Sarka