In honor of President Carter’s past work as a farmer as well as his environmental initiatives – Frederick Hart
“I want to see again the truly timeless core metaphor of all great public art restored to its preeminence: the human figure. And by use of this ageless device of art, I want to see the deep resonances of art brought back into the realm of the concern, values, and aspirations of the common man, in a language accessible to him…”
James Earl Carter Presidential Statue
In 1994, Frederick Hart’s bronze monumental sculpture of Carter was unveiled on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta.
“In honor of President Carter’s past work as a farmer as well as his environmental initiatives, his love of the outdoors, and his work on behalf of grassroots organizations, I have sculpted him in bronze on a low pedestal, in an informal pose, dressed in khakis with his sleeves rolled up”
Richard B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Statue
Richard B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Statue, marble, was installed and dedicated in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, 1996.
Over the course of his Senate career Russell advised six presidents, especially on issues of national security. Frederick Hart’s memorial statue of Senator Russell is “meant to convey both his personable and gracious courtliness as well as evoke the dignified aura of a distinguished public servant…Russell exemplified a tradition in American politics, particularly in the South, of the classical model of gentleman and public servant.”
The Herald, bronze, was commissioned by the Newington-Cropsey Foundation and Cultural Studies Center, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 1991, and installed in 1994.
The Newington-Cropsey Foundation was founded in 1977 for the purpose of preserving and displaying the home and paintings of Jasper F. Cropsey (1823-1900), Hudson River School artist. The Cropsey home, Ever Rest, has been on the National Register of Historic Homes since the early 1970’s. In 1994, the Gallery of Art was completed, enabling the foundation to display more of the permanent collection of Cropsey’s paintings, in addition to providing exhibition space for temporary and traveling exhibits. The new building also houses the archives of Cropsey’s writings and papers as well as a small research library.