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Collection National Woman's Party Fine Art Collection
Catalog Number 1981.001
Object Name Bust
Title Marble bust of "Alice Stokes Paul" by Avard Fairbanks, 1981
Date 1981
Year Range from 1981
Year Range to 1981
Description Marble bust of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) sculpted by Avard Fairbanks (1897-1987). Alice Paul is wearing a fur collar and a Jail Door Pendant. The white marble bust is mounted to a rose colored marble base. The right side of the bust [the sitter's left shoulder] is inscribed with the artists name and date: "Avard Fairbanks 1981". [See "People, Classification, Subjects, Search Terms" below for biographical information on the artist and sitter.]
Artist Fairbanks, Avard, 1897-1987
Dimensions H-24.5 W-17 D-12 inches
Material marble
People Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Fairbanks, Avard, 1897-1987
Subjects Fine Art
Sculpture
Bust
Marble
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Fairbanks, Avard, 1897-1987
Busts
Human figure in art
Marble sculpture
National Woman's Party
Prison Pin
Sculpture
Sculptors
Woman
Women
Women suffrage
Women's rights
Women's rights--United States
Women's suffrage
Women's suffrage--1910-1920
Women's suffrage--Jewelry--1910-1920
Women's suffrage--United States--1910-1920
Women--Political activity--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920
Search Terms Fine Art
Sculpture
Bust
Marble
Paul, Alice, 1885-1977
Fairbanks, Avard, 1897-1987
Busts
Human figure in art
Marble sculpture
National Woman's Party
Prison Pin
Sculpture
Sculptors
Woman
Women
Women suffrage
Women's rights
Women's rights--United States
Women's suffrage
Women's suffrage--1910-1920
Women's suffrage--Jewelry--1910-1920
Women's suffrage--United States--1910-1920
Women--Political activity--Washington (D.C.)--1910-1920
Provenance The Alice Paul Bust Committee of the National Woman's Party (NWP) selected the sculptor, Avard Fairbanks, in 1979 to execute a marble portrait bust of Alice Paul, who founded the NWP in 1916 and authored the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. The bust was unveiled at Sewall Belmont House on October 2, 1981.