Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones Works Featured in Current Exhibition at PAFA
If you plan to be near the Philadelphia area before July 2022 and want to see a few Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones works in shared glory with many of her fellow women artist friends, make a beeline for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum for one of its current exhibits. Women in Motion: 150 Years of Women's Artistic Networks at PAFA is magnificent. On view, alongside works by Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, Violet Oakley, and Alice Kent Stoddard (whose portrait of ESJ is included), you'll have a chance to see In Rittenhouse Square and The Market.
It seems like every month since the publication of Elizabeth Sparhawk-Jones: The Artist Who Lived Twice, more is discovered about this ingenue of the art world whose lessons of survival, integrity, and the necessity of art touched so many readers. In November, I was invited to see the the portrait of EJS's father, Dr. John Sparhawk Jones, by William Merritt Chase, which is now in private collection. Thanks to everyone for continuing to foster her indelible legacy and share her story.