Southwest Gallery

Frederick Hart

(American, 1943–1999)

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Frederick Hart

Creation Series: Creation of Day

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Frederick Hart

Creation Series: Ex Nihilo

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Frederick Hart

Creation Series: Creation of Night

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Frederick Hart

Adam Fragment

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Frederick Hart

Adam Full Figure

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Frederick Hart

Christ Rising

Biography

Timeline

1943
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
1974
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)
1975
Realizes first work in cast clear acrylic resin, the Child
1976
Appointed to the Sacred Arts Commission for the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington
1979
Creates Processional Cross for Pope John Paul II’s historic Mass on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.
1982
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
1984
Commissioned to create the Age of Light, a series of twelve works in clear acrylic resin. The commission is completed over seven years
1985
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

Exhibitions

2007
“Giving Form to Spirit,” at the University of Louisville, Kentucky
2004
“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.)
2002
“Frederick Hart: A Celebration of Spirit,” at the McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina