The artist responsible for the “Lincoln & His Horse” sculpture at the Cottage and the “Lincoln” sculpture at Gettysburg, Schwartz will discuss Picturing History: a 21st Century Sculptor in the 19th century.
Ivan Schwartz is a sculptor, painter, and inventor. He’s always been interested in what lies in our peripheral vision – exploring the shorthand of visual language as a storyteller.
Often seen as the face of StudioEIS, Ivan lectures, and is writing a blog about visual storytelling that can be seen on StudioEIS’ website. He can also be seen in the History Channel’s Save Our History series, “The Search for George Washington”, an important documentary about the making of the forensic George Washington sculptures created for Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.
Ivan received his degree in Sculpture from The College of Fine Arts at Boston University before spending a year working and studying in Pietrasanta, Italy in the early 1970s. He was the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from BU in 2003, and has shown his paintings in New York since 1981. Ivan was a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts until the end of the 2009 academic year. He was also a founding board member of Art Omi, an international arts workshop located in NY State.
On Thursday, November 4, the night will begin with a reception at 6:00pm followed by the lecture with Ivan at 6:30pm. For reservations and to purchase tickets call (202) 829-0436 x31228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited seating – advanced reservations highly recommended.
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