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Jamaica Plain Historical Society: Evelyn Longman, Sculptor
February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for an online presentation focusing on the remarkable achievements of sculptor Evelyn Beatrice Longman, the only female student and assistant in the studio of Daniel Chester French. The two artists shared a close professional and personal relationship, which is documented in letters and photographs.
This talk will highlight the many intersections and cross-currents between their works, including the exquisite Slocum Memorial in Forest Hills Cemetery. Dana Pilson is a curatorial researcher at Chesterwood. She recently published the article “’Write it Large on the Wall!’ The Sculptors Evelyn Beatrice Longman and Daniel Chester French” in the June 2021 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur, and she also curated an accompanying online exhibition, accessible through Chesterwood’s website: chesterwood.org.
This presentation will be held via Zoom and is free and open to the public. Please register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PVgjUCQRSG6b7EhIl2bKOw
Image courtesy of the the Estate of Evelyn Longman/Chesterwood Archives.
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