Hannah Holliday Stewart

Master Key

22 x 23.5 x 4.5 in



Hannah Holliday Stewart (1924 - 2010) exhibited in over 40 venues including The Smithsonian, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Art; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts and others. Her artwork and her career were instrumental to the increased recognition of women sculptors in the United States.

Stewart was based in Houston for most of her career, and held teaching positions at St. Thomas University and the University of Houston. A full-scale plaster model of Master Key appeared in Stewart's seminal solo show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 1975. The massive, two-year exhibition featured numerous plaster models of works that she hoped to cast in bronze, many of which were over 6 feet tall.


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