Preserving the artist's heritage
George Anthonisen

Sponsored by James A. Michener Art Museum
Zoriana Siokalo, Advisor
Judy Zipkin-Grasso, Docent
Karen Liebman, Docent
Lisa Tremper Hanover, Interviewer
Gilbert Winner & Richard Weisgrau, Videographers

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Artist's Statement

My work combines our ancient roots with our recent past, giving validity to the present. The danger in using traditional art by itself is that it ignores the existence of the 21st century; but to use only the visual vocabulary of the 21st century can deprive us of our history.


Solo Exhibitions     2007    Life in Bronze: The Sculpture of George Anthonisen, The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT   
2006    The Sculpture of George R. Anthonisen, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, New Haven, CT.    1999    Reflections on The Human Condition: Nine Sculptures by George R. Anthonisen
                Center for Interfaith Relations, Festival of Faiths, Gardens of Louisville, Louisville, KY
            1998      George R. Anthonisen ⎯ Sculpture and Fresco, Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA
1996      The Compassionate Spirit: Sculpture and Fresco by George R. Anthonisen
            Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA
1995    Philadelphia Flower Show, Gale Nurseries presents Sculpture in Harmony
                                           (featuring five Anthonisen bronzes, Awarded Best of Show), Philadelphia, PA
            1994    George R. Anthonisen ⎯ New Work: Fresco and Sculpture, Bianco Gallery, Buckingham. PA
            1992    Anthonisen, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            1989    I Set Before You This Day, Rotunda, Cannon House Office Building, U.S.Capitol, Washington, DC
            1966    Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH               
Group Exhibitions    2015    When I Was Here, Augustus Saint Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
    2015    The Rodin Legacy, The James A.Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
    2007    National Sculpture Society Fellows Exhibition, New York, NY
            2005    Sculpture Along Bear Creek, SculptureWorks, Inc., Keller, TX
    2003    Artists of the River Towns, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
                          2002 to present     Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA (on permanent changing display throughout the gallery)
    2002      Small Treasures, Holiday Artists Show, Travis Gallery, New Hope, PA       
2000    Continuing The Bucks County Landscape Tradition, Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA
and Salmagundi Club, New York, NY  (Oct.11-Oct.29) 
2000    The Art Gene: Anthonisen, Dodge,Gowin, Osterman
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA (April 15-July 2)
            1997    Caring ⎯ Humanity’s Hope for Survival, Samuel Dorsky Symposium on Public
                Monuments presented by The Monuments Conservancy, New York, NY
            1993    The Second Century, Contemporary Works Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, New York,NY
            1991    Images of Courage and Compassion, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
            1988    Inaugural Exhibition, The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
            1987    Celebration of the Figure, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            1985    Artists Three, Bucks County Council for the Arts, Doylestown, PA
            1971    National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Selected        World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (World Headquarters)
Public Collections    U.S. Capitol Building, Capitol Visitors Center (Emancipation Hall), Washington, DC
            Carnegie Hall (Shorin Club Room), New York, NY
            Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
            Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
            Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
            Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA
            Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville, KY
Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
            University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC
            Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
            J. Henry Schroder Bank & Trust Company, New York, NY
            Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA
            Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
            Doylestown Hospital (Women’s Diagnostic Center), Doylestown, PA
Selected Awards:    Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA 2009; Honorary member, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA 2002; Exemplary Achievement in the Arts Award, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, 1985; Alaska State Council on the Arts1976; U.S. Department of Interior, Sculptor-in-residence, Augustus Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site 1971, Cornish, NH;

Education:    Dartmouth College Medical School 1967; Art Students League, New York, NY 1962-1964 (with Jose De  Creeft, John Hovannes); National Academy of Design, New York, NY 1961-1962 (with Adolph  Block, Paul Fjelde, Douglas Gorsline);University of Vermont, BA 1961; U.S.Army 1955-1957.

Selected Bibliography  The Sculpture of George R. Anthonisen, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 2006; Showing Humanity’s Extremes, Valerie Reed, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, June 22, 2003; Artists of the River Towns: Their works and their stories, Doris Brandes, River Arts Press, 2002; The Art Gene: George and  Daniel Anthonisen, Video Tape, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, 2000; Dedication WW II Memorial: Promise/Anthem by George R. Anthonisen, Berman Museum of Art, Collegevile, PA, 1998; The Compassionate Spirit: Sculpture & Fresco of George R. Anthonisen; Berman Museum  of Art, Collegeville, PA, 1996; Quest: George R. Anthonisen, Sculptor, NJ Cable Television Network, produced by College of New Jersey, 1993; Acceptance of the Statue of  Senator Ernest Gruening, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art; Who’s Who in the East and more
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