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    Franklin Roosevelt Bust by Jo Davidson. The portrait was executed in 1934, during FDR's first administration. This is a later, composition copy. It stands 9.5" high (including the white stone base).

    Jo Davidson (1883-1952) was one of the most prolific and sought-after sculptors in America. He is so important that his bust portraits have been given an entire room in the National Portrait Gallery. Presidents, literati, and all manner of popular personalities sat for him throughout his long career. Central to Davidson's artistic philosophy was the belief that outward appearances reflect the inner spirit of the individual; hence his style is forthright and free of mannerism. He also designed the official medal struck by the United States Mint to mark Franklin Roosevelt's fourth inauguration.


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    June, 2008
    7th Saturday
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