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George R. Anthonisen

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George Anthonisen. Photo by Stephen Barth.

Hailed as "one of America's outstanding figurative sculptors," George Anthonisen's works deal primarily with the immutable essence of the individual person, the family, and human society in a changing world. His sculpture ranges from single to multiple figure compositions with vast differences in scale. George's works are in the permanent collections of the U.S. Capitol Hall of Columns, the World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland), New York's Carnegie Hall, the James A. Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), the Cathedral Heritage Foundation (Louisville, KY), the Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia, PA), and more than two dozen other sites. George studied at the University of Vermont, the National Academy of Design, NY, and the Art Students League, NY. He also studied at Dartmouth College Medical School in order to fully understand human anatomy. George is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society and has received international recognition for his sculptures as well as his frescoes.

Regarding his artwork, George states that "My work combines our ancient roots with our recent past, giving validity to the present. The danger in using traditional art by itself is that it ignores the existence of the 20th century but to use only the visual vocabulary of the 20th century (modern art) can deprive us of our history. Beauty exists in both the heavy and the light -- they are in agreement and complement each other. Fullness of all dimensions of life is the essence of humanity."

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Sculptor George Anthonisen works on a small maquette for the monumental bas relief "Promise" for the Berman Museum (Collegeville, PA).

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Monumental Works:

i set before you this day give us grace caryatid promise anthem
senator ernest gruening

"Alice in Wonderland" Figures:

alice tea party

Large Human Figures:


Smaller Human Figures:

caryatid maquette contemplation eloquence dawn quiescence sunnyside up
bather torso I torso II torso III dialogue 
		  (mother with two children) generations
creation violinist antigone murder/cain and abel deathandstarvation
game over

Other Figures:

on wings ascending

Small Bas Reliefs:

mother and child


"A Guide to the Foundry Process - How the Plaster is Translated to Bronze" by George R. Anthonisen

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