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Jo Jenks

 (1903 - 1995)
Jo Jenks was active/lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland.  Jo Jenks is known for Craftsperson, nude figure sculpture, graphic arts, weaving.

Biography   Jo Jenks

Josefa Ben-Shmuel was a sculptor and graphic artist for thirty years under her maiden name of Jo Jenks, before marrying fellow sculptor and teacher Ahron Ben-Shmuel. She did direct carving in onyx, granite, and alabaster and worked in bronze, plaster, and ceramics as well. She is known primarily for portraits and female nudes, or rock women, as she called them.

Active in the Progressive Education movement, she helped found the Mount Kemble School in Morristown, New Jersey and taught art there until 1937. She also taught at Columbia and Temple Universities. Jenks was a serious student of Jungian child psychologist Frances G. Wickes and later, she joined the Wilhelm Reich movement and sculpted the bronze bust   ...  Displaying 750 of 1195 characters.

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