Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Mary Esther Karding

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Mary Esther Karding
b. 1888, Shropshire, England; d. 1971, location unknown

The correct spelling of this name is MARY ESTHER HARDING.

Mary Esther Harding grew up in England, where she obtained a degree in medicine and practiced as an intern at the Royal Infirmary in London. After relocating to New York, inspired by the work of Carl Jung, Harding became a psychoanalyst and active member of the Jungian community in New York. In addition to writing and publishing numerous books, including The Way of All Women (1970) and The I and Not I (1974), she lectured throughout the United States and established several Jungian organizations.

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