Sculptor Thomas Schomberg will be at the Gibbes Museum for one day only, to give an artist talk on Wednesday, February 8, at 6pm. Schomberg’s world-renowned sculptures are exhibited and collected internationally. One of his most iconic works is the famed statue of “Rocky” that stands on the grounds of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, inspired by the movie Rocky III, and the artist is currently working with Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach, SC. In his illustrated lecture, Schomberg will speak about sculpture and process, and the artist’s role in society today.
Tickets: $20 Members | $30 Non-Members
About the artist:
Thomas Schomberg grew up in Iowa during the 1940s and 50s. After studying for a short time in Europe and completing both MA and MFA degrees, Schomberg moved to the east coast and taught for four years in a progressive community college. Though he received tenure, he felt compelled to relocate to Colorado in 1975 and established Schomberg Studios with his wife, Cynthia, who is also his agent.
Over the next several years, Schomberg will be engaged in producing a major series of work. While continuing his love for the athletic figure, he will evolve this image into more emotional images by producing work that can be best described as his metamorphic series. This present and future “Column Series” is less didactic in nature and more emotional in theme and represents a more compelling image of a current American event.
Today, A. Thomas Schomberg’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; the Shenyang National Gallery, Beijing, China; the Adare Manor, Adare, Ireland; the United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; the International Volleyball Headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland; the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California; March Airforce Base Museum, Riverside, California; Yankee Stadium, New York, New York; the Astrodome, Houston, Texas; the Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana; the Felix Stamm Stadium, Warsaw, Poland; the San Diego Hall of Champions Museum, San Diego, California; Quantico Marine Base, Quantico, Virginia, as well as many others.
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