Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Paleolithic Woman
Paleolithic Woman
As a girl, Sally James demonstrated a remarkable artistic eye when, after visiting an art exhibit, she explained to her father that the horses had been drawn incorrectly and cut out an anatomically correct horse from paper. At first taking the conventional adult route, she married Tiffany artist Henry Paulding Farnham with whom she had two children, and her talent didn''t truly manifest itself until she was hospitalized at age 32. Experimenting with some clay her husband had brought her, she grew to love sculpting and showed her first piece to Frederic Remington who became her unofficial mentor. Paleolithic Woman was designed as a companion piece to Remington''s Paleolithic Man. Farnham, Remington, and Theodore Roosevelt were all friends and neighbors in upstate New York. When Remington sent Teddy Paleolithic Man in 1906 (calling it an original inhabitant of Oyster Bay), Farnham joined in on the joke with
her own piece.