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Malvina Hoffman

1887-1966

 
 
Malvina Hoffman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 10, 2015
1. Malvina Hoffman Marker
Inscription.  
The sculptor of numerous works in bronze and marble, a pupil of Rodin, lived here from 1914 to 1966. Her series of 101 portraits, Races of Man (1930-35), a result of an anthropological study trip around the world, reflected the variety of human forms.
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Erected by Historical Landmarks Preservation Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 40° 44.805′ N, 73° 58.696′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on East 35th Street west of Third Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 157 E 35th St, New York NY 10016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sniffen Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Light (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Murray Hill Historic District (about 700 feet away); 152 East 38th Street (about 700 feet away); 23 Park Avenue (about 700
157 & 159 East 35th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 10, 2015
2. 157 & 159 East 35th Street
feet away); The Gabarron Foundation (about 800 feet away); Inclenberg (approx. 0.2 miles away); 71st Regiment Armory (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Malvina Hoffman. The studio is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. Malvina Hoffman. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Races of Mankind. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Malvina Hoffman image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
3. Malvina Hoffman
157 Eat 35th Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 11, 2020
4. 157 Eat 35th Street
The Sniffen Court side, designed by the artist
"Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman" image. Click for full size.
By Chicago Tribune, 2016
5. "Looking at Ourselves: Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman"
After a period of controversy as to whether or not the exhibit was racist, it was discontinued in 1969. In 2015, the Field Museum restored many of the sculptures, and in January 2016 the museum mounted this new exhibition.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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