Frederick Elliott Hart (District of Columbia/Virginia, 1943-1999), "Daughters of Odessa," bronze maquette sculpture mounted on a black marble base depicting four young women with windswept hair and dresses. Signed "Hart" with (copyright) 2000 and numbered 143/195 with additional mark en verso of base. Sculpture – 12" H. Overall – 14 1/8" H x 10" W x 8" W. Biography: Hart was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in South Carolina. A sculptor and stone cutter in the Classical style, Frederick Hart learned his art while an apprentice at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Public recognition increased when he won a competition to design the facade of the Cathedral, which incorporated his thirteen year masterpiece of "The Creation". He also designed "Three Soldiers", realistic in style, for the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in DC to contrast with the abstraction of Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial. As a proponent of Realism, he was made an honorary member of The American Society of Classical Realism Guild of Artists. Provenance: Private Southern Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good condition.
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