April 5, 2012
Elizabeth Catlett, 96, a sculptor and printmaker renowned for her dignified portrayals of African American and Mexican women who was barred from her home country for political activism, died Monday in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she had lived since 1976. Born in Washington, D.C., Ms. Catlett moved to Mexico in 1946, became friends with great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and others in his circle, and married Mexican artist Francisco Mora. She became known for her commitment to winning greater rights for black people, women and workers in the United States and her adopted country.
November 21, 1987 |
Abstract sculptor Christopher Wilmarth, 44, whose works are exhibited in major museums around the country, has died after apparently hanging himself in his studio-apartment, police said. His body was discovered by his wife Thursday at their Brooklyn residence, said a police spokesman, Detective Joseph McConville. She said he had been under treatment for depression. He left no note, authorities said. Mr. Wilmarth's work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum, the Cooper Union Library and other museums and galleries in New York.
August 17, 2015 |
Chances are you see and interact with Zenos Frudakis quite often. You don't know him, and you probably haven't read about the 64-year-old sculptor unless you've glanced at captions on photos of his famous work in The Inquirer and elsewhere: the 10-foot-tall bronze Frank Rizzo sculpture at the Municipal Services Building Plaza across from City Hall; the similarly oversize Steve Carlton at Citizens Bank Park; the 16-foot-high, abstract bronze ...
August 26, 1988 |
Je Duck Park, a young ceramic sculptor from Seoul, South Korea, is featured at the University of the Arts, his alma mater, in a solo exhibit organized by his former ceramics instructor, Bill Daley. A recent recipient of a master of fine arts degree from Michigan's Cranbrook Academy of Art, Park displays work he did this summer after returning here to the university's ceramic studio. Featured are his investigations of the structural and pictorial aspects of three-dimensional form and the viewer's relationship to those aspects.
November 19, 2012
William Turnbull, 90, a highly regarded British sculptor who drew inspiration from primitive forms, died Thursday, according to the public relations firm Bolton & Quinn, which is promoting a forthcoming show of his work. The cause of death was not announced. Mr. Turnbull's works were frequently extremely simple shapes, suggesting masks or totem poles. He was exhibited at the prestigious Hayward, Serpentine, and Tate Galleries in London and the Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco. British sculptor Anthony Gormley described Mr. Turnbull as "a radical modernist who recognizes that sculpture is of its nature archaic.
October 14, 2013 |
A memorial will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, for John A. Whereat, 55, a longtime Philadelphia sculptor, who died Saturday, Aug. 31, of heart failure at his home in Roxborough. The memorial is planned for 10 a.m. at the Radnor Friends Meeting House, Conestoga and Sproul Roads, his family announced last week. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Narberth, Mr. Whereat earned a bachelor's degree and, later, a master's degree in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of his work, done in a garage on Spring Lane, is in private collections along the East Coast.
April 10, 1986 |
Bruce Kelvin said he never liked attending art class when he was a student at Springfield High School. And he never thought he had any talent as an artist. Today, Kelvin, 37, devotes all of his time to his craft as a metal sculptor. Kelvin spends his days in a wheelchair in his Erdenheim studio, sculpting copper, brass and other metals to weld into wall hangings for homes and offices. Eight years ago, during a trip to a Virginia art show, Kelvin was the victim of a hit-and-run car accident.
July 27, 2001 |
Francis Wharton Stork, 89, of Wynnewood, a sculptor whose work is in galleries and private collections, died Sunday at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H. He was visiting his niece, Deborah Fisher Regan, in Bath, N.H., when he was taken ill. For more than 60 years, Mr. Stork sculpted in many media, including marble, onyx, bronze, walnut, oak and plaster. His work is exhibited at the Woodmere Art Museum, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, and the Tyler Art Museum. Mr. Stork was born in Philadelphia, a great-great-nephew of Joseph Wharton, for whom the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania was named.
October 23, 2015 |
A LONGTIME FRIEND said Robert Ash was "Philadelphia proud. " It was true that while this highly praised sculptor spent most of his time in Santa Fe, N.M., his thoughts remained in his native city. As a result, his family intends to place one of his more spectacular works in Philadelphia. The piece is called "Finding Grace," a bronze nude created in Robert's highly original style to express the uniqueness of the human experience. A site has yet to be chosen. Robert's works, a critic once said, "explored the complexity of the human spirit.
June 18, 1994 |
Aurielio Regis Milione, 77, a sculptor and master stone carver who left the indelible marks of his vanishing craft on buildings and statuary across Philadelphia and around the country, died Tuesday at his home, in Largo, Fla. He lived for many years in Springfield, Delaware County. Mr. Milione, who was known as Regis, learned much of his art from his father, Louis, and was respected both as a sculptor and as a stone carver. He was a major figure in restoration work around the country.