VIDEO: Conversation with Leonda Froehlich Finke, CSC 2011 Guest Sculptor

Leonda Froehlich Finke lives and works in Roslyn, NY. Largely self-taught, she has been creating sculpture for more than 50 years. In New York, Finke has exhibited at the National Academy Museum, Sculpture Gallery, Century Association, American Numismatic Society Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Cast Iron Gallery, among others. Her solo and group exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum in Stamford, CT; Newark Museum, NJ; Dallas Museum of Art, TX; Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA; and Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. Besides her figurative works, Finke is also recognized internationally for her design and casting of medals, which she has been making since 1986. Her sculptures and medals are in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of American History in Washington, DC; the British Museum in London, England; the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia; and in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the National Sculpture Review, and the American Medallic Sculpture Association Catalogue. A self-titled book of her work, photographed by David Finn, was published by Ruder Finn Press, Inc., in 2006. In addition, Finke has taught at such institutions as Nassau Community College, the Newark Museum, and St. Martins College of Art in London. She was the recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award of the American Numismatic Society and received a gold medal from the National Sculpture Society. In 1994, she was elected an Academician of the National Academy.


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