"I believe that art has a moral responsibility, that it must pursue something higher than itself. Art must be a part of life. It must exist in the domain of the common man. It must be an enriching, ennobling and vital partner in the public pursuit of civilization. it should be a majestic presence in everyday life just as it was in the past."
These are the words of Frederick Hart who has been described as America's greatest representational artist.
In the decade since his passing, Hart's stature -- as a visionary calling for the return of the figurative tradition, as an innovator developing the technique to cast figurative sculpture in clear acrylic resin, and as the creator of historic monuments -- has earned him critical acclaim. In 2004 he received the prestigious National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by our nation to an artist. His was the first posthumous award and the honor places him in the ranks of other renowned visual artists such as Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Jasper Johns, and Georgia O'Keefe.
Born in the modernist era whose prevailing winds consistently blew against him, Frederick Hart stubbornly refused to change his vision to suit the times. His work, at once traditional in its adherence to the importance of the human figure, radical in its sensuality, and innovative in its use of modern materials, celebrates the beauty of the human form and the mystery of the human spirit.
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