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Sculpting from Life

Honoring the skill and imagination of the most impactful artists, and the inspirational works which helped determine the shape of contemporary art, with a special emphasis on figurative sculpture, and the fine art of Frederick Hart.

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Details of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial statue, also known as The Three Servicemen or The Three Soldiers.

The Things They Carried

  • October 12th, 2021 08:05

“In addition to the three standard weapons—the M-60, M-16, and M-79—they carried whatever presented itself, or ...

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Monument aux victimes des Révolutions, by Paul Moreau-Vauthier.

Wall of Martyrs

  • May 28th, 2021 09:56

PARIS, 1871 — In the aftermath of the Prussian invasion of France, and the collapse of the Second Empire, two rival ...

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Los Pescadores, by Francisco Zúñiga.

A Synthesis of Styles

  • May 1st, 2021 04:28

Francisco Zúñiga’s father was a sculptor, the creator of hundreds of religious sculptures. Like many of his siblings, ...

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Statue of Jimmy Carter by Frederick Hart.  Atlanta, Georgia.

Portrait of a President

  • April 28th, 2021 08:17

The Scientist On December 12, 1952, disaster struck Chalk River Laboratories in Canada. A problem with the ...

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As Long as the Waters Flow, bronze sculpture by Allan Houser (1989), in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

As Long as the Waters Flow

  • March 30th, 2021 08:08

“I had learned a great deal about my tribal customs from my father and my mother, and the more I learned the more I ...

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Reverend I.  DeQuincey Newman, Frederick Hart, and others arrested for participating in a civil rights march at the South Carolina State House, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2, 1961, from University of South Carolina Civil Rights Films, Moving Image Research Collections.

Frederick Hart at the Edwards March

  • March 2nd, 2021 09:59

March 2, 1961. At noon, almost two hundred African-American students gather for a rally at Zion Baptist Church in ...

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