William Edmondson Nurse Supervisor c. 1940

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 521 The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Galleries

Before teaching himself to carve stone, William Edmondson worked at a hospital. This sculpture is of a nurse. Notice her long hair, her posture, and the position of her arms. How do you think the stone might feel if you touched it? Smooth? Rough? Bumpy? Edmondson liked making sculptures of people from his everyday life. Who would you make a sculpture of, and what materials would you use?

Kids label from 2019
13 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 5 1/4" (34.3 × 21.6 × 13.3 cm)
Gift of Alice and Tom Tisch in honor of AC Hudgins
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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