Sculptor Maude Sherwood Jewett created a number of sundials; the Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial in East Hampton, Long Island, New York; and the fountain at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio.
Jewett was born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, studying just across the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York at the Art Students League.
Rena Tucker Kohlman wrote about Jewett in the 1922 issue of "International Studio", in the article 'American Women Sculptors.' Jewett was also included in the publications, American Art Annual, published in 1933 by the American Federation of the Arts; and Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, by Mantle Fielding, published in 1974 by Modern Books and Crafts.
Her eleven-inch tall Flower Holder: Two Dancers, sculpted in 1924, has been described as having Art Deco characteristics in the slickness of surface, smoothness of idealized forms, and somewhat exaggerated, stylized poses of two standing, tip-toe male nudes holding each other's wrists, leaning away from each other as far as possible to create space between them for flowers or other vertical items.
Maude Sherwood Jewett died in 1953.
Jules and Nancy Heller, North American Women Artists of the 20th Century