At the height of her forty year career, Sally James Farnham held a position enviable to most artists of any generation, having secured an international reputation and critical acclaim. She was one of the few women sculptors of her time to successfully compete for large-scale commissions in a largely male-driven field. Yet the unforgiving sweep of time, with it’s cultural whims and changing aesthetics, has sadly left little memory of this once powerful force.
The Sally James Farnham Catalogue Raisonne Project was created to serve as a central archive whose mission is to further foster an understanding and appreciation of the art of Sally Farnham through an ongoing program of research, documentation and publication. It serves as a valuable resource through its development of a definitive chronology of Farnham’s life and work, a complete exhibition history and bibliography, as well as an index of all known works.
Sally James Farnham was a cousin of Charles S. Chapman.