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[Dr. Daniel Hale Williams]

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Artist:
Hardison, Inge
Medium:
plaster paint metal paper (fiber product) adhesive felt
National Origin:
American
Type:
Bust
Date:
1960s
Description:
Portrait bust of Dr. Daniel Hale Williams from Inge Haridson's "Ingenius Americans" series. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931), performed the first successful heart operation in 1893.
In seeing the need for heroes in today's world, Inge Hardison (1904-) created the series of sculpted portraits titled, "Negro Giants in History," for which she is best known today. The mantle-size busts were a response to the omission of Black Americans in the national Hall of Fame in Washington DC.
Born in Portsmouth, Virginia Ms. Hardison attended Tennessee A&I University, Vassar College, and the Arts Students League during the 1930’s. Haridson created a 24 inch portrait of Sojourner Truth, which was presented to Nelson Mandela in 1990.
Ms. Haridson, still creating her sculpted portraits in her Harlem apartment has said, “During my long life I have enjoyed using different ways to distill the essences of my experiences so as to share for the good they might do in the lives of others.”
Cite As:
The Robbins Center Collection, Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian Institution, gift of The Robbins Center For Cross Cultural Communication, in memory of Warren M. Robbins
Accession Number:
2009.0019.0001
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