34 x 34 x 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.
In the 1980s, Stewart completed a series of dark bronzes, each a reference to a famous scientist or scientific theorem. “Neither monumental nor maquettes, her sculptures from this period are more squat and grounded to the earth,” wrote Molly Glentzer in the July 12, 2014 edition of the Houston Chronicle, noting their “sophisticated, smooth black patina.” As suggested by its title, Alpha may be one of the earliest works in this series, with sketches that date to 1980.
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