Selker Fine Art

Frederick Hart

(American, 1943–1999)

ex nihilo, fragment no. 2, (full scale) by frederick hart

Frederick Hart

Ex Nihilo, Fragment No. 2, (Full Scale), 2002

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Born Frederick Elliott Hart on November 3, Atlanta, GA and raised in South Carolina
1966 - 1968
Apprentices with Giorgio Gianetti Architectural Plaster Studio and assists sculptors Felix de Weldon, Carl Mose, Don Turano, and Heinz Warnecke
1967 - 1971
Apprenticed with stone sculptor Roger Morigi at the Washington National Cathedral
Wins international competition to design the sculptural program for main entrance of Washington National Cathedral. The program comprises three life-size statues, Adam, Saint Peter, and Saint Paul, and three monumental relief panels, Creation of Night, Creation of Day, and Ex Nihilo (Out of Nothing)
Realizes first work in cast clear acrylic resin, the Child
Appointed to the Sacred Arts Commission for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
Creates Processional Cross for Pope John Paul II’s historic Mass on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.
Receives commission for Three Soldiers bronze installed at site of Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C. in 1984, dedicated by President Reagan in 1984.
Commissioned by the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, to create a bronze bust of James Webb of NASA
Commissioned to create the Age of Light, a series of twelve works in clear acrylic resin. The commission is completed over seven years
Appointed by President Reagan to a five-year term on the United States Commission of Fine Arts, a seven-member committee that advises the United States Government on matters pertaining to the arts, and guides the architectural development of the nation's capital


“Giving Form to Spirit,” at the University of Louisville, Kentucky
“The Creative Spirit: The Sculpture of Frederick Hart,” at the Leu Art Gallery and the Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Belmont University, Nashville
“The Creative Spirit: The Sculpture of Frederick Hart,” at the Las Vegas Art Museum, (affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)
“Frederick Hart: A Celebration of Spirit,” at the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina