Minna Harkavy (November 13, 1887 – 1987) (birth occasionally listed as 1895) was an American sculptor born in Estonia to Yoel and Hannah Rothenberg and immigrated to the United States around 1900.
She was a founding member of the Sculptors Guild and showed a work, My Children are Desolate Because the Enemy Prevailed in the Second Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition Negro Head in the 1940-1941 and Woman in Thought in 1941.
Harkavy was a founding member of the New York Society of Women Artists. Politically she was known as a leftist and anti-fascist with a strong social consciousness. In 1931 she exhibited a bust of Hall Johnson in the Museum of Western Art in Moscow and the work was purchased for the Pushkin Museum there. In 1932 she represented the John Reed Club at an anti-war conference in Amsterdam.
She married Louis Harkavy, a New York pharmacist who also wrote for Yiddish-language periodicals.
Harkavy's works can be found in:
- USPO, Winchendon, Massachusetts
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Whitney Museum of American Art
- Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
- Wichita State University, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
- Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois
- Hermitage Museum in Leningrad, Russia
- Pushkin Museum in Moscow
- Mishkan LeOmanut museum, Ein Harod, Israel
- Harkavy's New England Woman, was displayed at the New York World's Fair of 1939
- Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors, G.K. Hall & Co., Boston 1990 p. 266
- McGlauflin, Alice Coe, ed., Who's Who in American Art 1938-1939" vol.2, The American Federation of Arts, Washington D.C., 1937
- Opitz, Glenn B, Editor, Mantle Fielding's Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers, Apollo Book, Poughkeepsie NY, 1986
- Park, Marlene and Gerald E. Markowitz, Democratic Vistas: Post Offices and Public Art in the New Deal, Temple University Press, Philadelphia 1984 p. 214
- Sculptors Guild Second Outdoor Exhibition: 1939, The Sculptors' Guild, New York, 1939 p. 50
- Sculptors' Guild Travelling Exhibition: 1940-194, The Sculptors'Guild, New York, 1940, p. 26
- Sculptors Guild Third Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: 1941, The Sculptors'Guild, New York, 1941 p. 25
- Rubenstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Women Sculptors, G.K. Hall & Co., Boston 1990 p.266-267
- Louis Harkavy, a pharmacist who also published in Yiddish-language periodicals.