Barry Johnston

Artist Bio

Barry Johnston dedicated himself to sculpture after earning a B.S. in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1969. He then studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design and the Enzo Cardini and Romanelli Studios in Florence. He began his career in Washington, D.C., where he created the acclaimed "Wedlock," a 19' bronze for Lafayette Centre. In 1989, Mr. Johnston established a studio in Baltimore equipped for commissions several times life-size, with live-in space for students. In 1997, Mr. Johnston opened a New York City studio.

In addition to "Wedlock," commissions include "First from the Sea and First to the Stars" for Hampton, Virginia's City Hall, and "Mother and Child," a fountain centerpiece for the Evanston Woman's Hospital in Illinois. In 1996, the Washington National Cathedral commissioned a figure of El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero and the People's Republic of China invited Mr. Johnston to create "Yin/Yang" for Weihai, Shandong Province.

Mr. Johnston has received numerous prizes, most recently the National Arts Club President's Award, the Allied Artists of America Leonard J. Meiselman Award, and the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor. Mr. Johnston brings to his work a daring imagination. Subjects are derived from religion, literature, and contemporary dilemmas. Mr. Johnston is known for capturing energized form and anatomy in motion with robust, gravity-defying figures. He brings a keen eye for realism to his numerous portrait commissions.

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