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Before his death in 1999, Frederick Hart had literally changed the American art world. Creating powerful and inspirational figurative sculpture for such widely divergent venues as the National Cathedral and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Hart led a charge to revive classical art. Drawing inspiration from the great sculptors ranging from Michelangelo to Rodin, Hart sought to extend the power of the classics into the modern era. Hart summed up his bold vision: “If art is to flourish in the twenty-first century, it must renew its moral authority by rededicating itself to life. 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.”

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In the contemporary spectrum, Frederick Hart represents one end of it in comparison to sculptors who are working in total abstraction or dissolving the medium into mutations. In his chosen end of it, Hart was as good as they get, a superb craftsman and a deeply spiritual person. --J. Carter Brown, Director Emeritus, National Gallery of Art
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