An exhibition of craft Jewelry by George Jensen, the famous Scandinavian silversmith will be on view in the Co-operative Gallery of the Art Center. 65-67 E. 56th St. from Sept. 5 to Sept. 30, inclusive. Mr. Jensen has revived in these pieces the art of the craftsmen of the middle ages. The exhibition will include brooches, rings, pendants, scarf pins, and cuff links in profusion of design and color. He makes an extensive use of semi-precious stones and attains remarkable results from these mediums. Mr. Jensen says of his work. "I do not copy the antique, but use it as inspiration in creating my own ideas. My first thought was to create beautiful work which would be within the reach of everyone." Writing of this artist, the famous Art Critic Louis Vauxelles in an article on the Salon of Autumn 1920 says "One of the most beautiful show cases at the Salon this autumn is that of the Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. His works in silver are magnificent. He is a great artist whom we like and admire." Mr. Jensen has been compared to Cellenini in craftsmanship and artistic conception. He is the only living man today who has been able to get the recognition of the Louvre Museum, which has purchased examples of his work. Last year he was made an honorary member to the Paris Salon without censorship. Mr. Jensen is not only famous as a silversmith but as a sculptor as well, having devoted the first period of his career to this branch of art. He was awarded a gold medal for some of this sculpture by the Royal Academy of Denmark. Later he expressed his ideas in gold and silver craft work, which he considers as great an art as sculpture. He was awarded a Grand Prix in an exposition of his work in Brussels. He also won this distinction in the Autumn of 1920 in another exhibition at Copenhagen. Mr. Jensen is a member of the Art Center, having recently joined one of its constituent societies, the New York Society of Craftsmen.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th August 1922