ArtTalk – A Visit with the 2021 Phillips' Mill Honored Artist
We are proud to announce that the 2021 Phillips' Mill Honored Artist, figurative sculptor George Anthonisen, will be our guest on ArtTalk. He is a local artist with an international reputation, whose work is found in the U.S. Capitol, at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He’s been called “one of America’s outstanding figurative sculptors.” Much closer, you can see his work at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown and at the Philip & Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa.
George Anthonisen's work mixes the traditional with the modern in both its aesthetic and its subject matter. He approaches his subject with a refined eye and the tenderness of a humanist. Any conversation with him is a pleasure, and we are excited to be able to share this opportunity with the public.
His work will be featured in our 92nd Juried Art Show, as it has many times in the past.
George Anthonisen's interest in art began when he was exposed to art as a young boy and was sealed when he went to the Louvre while being stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army. His encounter with Nike of Samothrace (Winged Victory), Venus de Milo and Michelangelo’s Two Slaves left indelible impressions on him. He studied at the University of Vermont and then at the National Academy of Design and the Arts Students League in New York, completing his training by studying human anatomy at Dartmouth College Medical School. His work is currently in many prestigious shows as well as permanent collections. He has served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Photo: Carla Klouda 2009)
Laura hosted her own syndicated show in Virginia before joining WAMU in Washington, D.C., where she also contributed to NPR. Laura became involved in the arts while living in Singapore, where she worked as a docent and developed an interest in textiles. Today, Laura is a weaver and chair of the Phillips’ Mill Art Show committee.