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The sculptor Emil Siebern (1888-1942) is known for his figurative sculptures as well as his relief panels in public buildings in New York and across the country. Oil magnate John D. Rockefeller served as a patron of sorts for Siebern. For five years Siebern served as the "superintendent of statuary" on Rockefeller's massive Pocantico estate, and some of his work appears in the gardens there. Siebern was a longtime resident of Greenwich Village, where he taught sculpture from his studio.
A playbill for Anna Cora Mowatt's Fashion at the Greenwich Village Theatre, 1923
This playbill notes that a display of Siebern's work may be viewed at the theater, along with that of painter Elizabeth Olds, whose name is misspelled in the program.