(American, 1943 –1999)
“My work isn’t art for art’s sake, it’s about life. I have no patience with obscure or unintelligible art- I want to be understood.”
- Frederick Hart
Frederick Hart, often proclaimed as America’s greatest representational artist, believed that art should be a reflection of life, beauty, and grace. A pioneer of clear acrylic sculpting, Hart puts a contemporary twist on classical sculptures, which he refers to as “sculpting with light.”
Born in Atlanta in 1943, Hart was raised by extended family as his mother passed away when he was just three years old and his father was serving in World War II. With a passion for art and theory, Hart was admitted to the University of South Carolina at the age of 16 to study philosophy. Two years later, as an active participant and protester in the Civil Right’s Movement, he was arrested and subsequently kicked out of school. He later moved to Washington, D.C. to study painting and drawing at The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design. After sculpting a bust of a girlfriend, he realized the magnitude of beauty and importance in immortalizing traditional sculptures. He subsequently worked for the Washington National Cathedral to learn stone carving, and worked there from 1967 to 1971.
In addition to acrylic sculpting, Hart is also a world-renowned sculpture artist working in bronze and marble. He has achieved many awards and accolades throughout his career including the National Medal of Arts and the Henry Hering Award of the National Sculpture Society. He has been commissioned for a number of projects including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and a five-year term on the Commission of Fine Arts.
American Fine Art, Inc. represents the American Artist Fredrick Hart in addition to a variety of other world renowned artists including: Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Joan Miro, Andrew Wyeth, LeRoy Neiman, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, and more.Â Visit our 12,000 sq. ft. showroom in Scottsdale, AZ or call today. Our website is offered only as a limited place to browse or refresh your memory and is not a reflection of our current inventory. If you need to learn more about collecting, pricing, value or any other art information your International Art Consultant will assist you and give you the one on one attention you deserve. We hope you find our website helpful and look forward to seeing you in Scottsdale soon.