Berman Sculptor on NEH Judging Panel

Berman Museum of Art artist George R. Anthonisen is among three distinguished artists selected to judge submissions to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ competition for a new National Humanities Medal.
Heroic Torso by acclaimed sculptor George Anthonisen

Heroic Torso by acclaimed sculptor George Anthonisen

Anthonisen, an acclaimed a figurative sculptor in Bucks County, bequeathed his entire collection of sculpture, frescoes, drawing and archival materials to Ursinus College. His work is permanently installed on the Berman Foundation Sculpture Terrace, part of the Henry W. 1948 and June Pfeiffer Wing of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art.

His works also are in the permanent collections of the U.S. Capitol Hall of Columns,  World Health organization in Geneva, New York’s Carnegie Hall, James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa.,  Center for Interfaith Relations in Louisville, Ky. and the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. In 1971, the U.S. Department of the Interior appointed Anthonisen as sculptor-in-residence of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens national Historic Site in Cornish, N.H. The National Sculpture Society November/December News Bulletin featured Anthonisen on its cover.

The other artists on the panel are Chunghi Choo, the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Art at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, and Don Everhart, sculptor-engraver at the U.S. Mint.