Browse Similar Sculpture, Jean Woodham (1925-2021)

Enigma, 1952
Jean Woodham (1925-2021)

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19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches
Status: Available

Group Exhibition - 1957 Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture, Silvermine Guild

Group Exhibition - 1957 Jewish Center Exhibition, Stamford, CT

Group Exhibition - 1956 Two Man Exhibition, Kipinis Gallery, Westport, CT

Group Exhibition - 1955 One Man Exhibition, Silvermine Guild

Group Exhibition - 1955 WA Annual Exhibition, National Academy - New York City, NY

Group Exhibition - 1952 17th Ceramic National, Syracuse Museum - NY


Jean Woodham was born in Midland City, Alabama in 1925 and finished Auburn University in 1946.  She was in New York later that year, determined to make her way as a sculptor.   

“… after seeing the sculptures of David Smith, Jean decided that welding was the expressive process that best fit her aesthetic needs.  Within a short few years she would be included in group exhibitions with Smith, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Theodore Rosak, Richard Lippold, Jose de Rivera, and Louise Nevelson. 1

Jean made her career largely in Connecticut but did not forget her native South.  The publication by Auburn in 1996, The Sculpture of Jean Woodham: A Fifty Year Retrospective then in 2013 a second exhibition and publication at Auburn brought the artist and her work Full Circle.

 1 Marilyn Laufer, Director, The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University.  Full Circle, The Sculptures of Jean Woodham , Auburn University, June, 2013.


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