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Leonda Finke, N.A.

Leonda Finke, N.A.
Study for Woman Alone 1/1, cast bronze

Honors and Awards (Select)
1997 J. Sanford Saltus Award-American Numismatic Society
1995 National Academy of Design Award (also 1984)
1994 Silver Medal & John Cavanaugh Award-National Sculpture Society
1992 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Nassau Community College
1990 Alex Ettl Prize, National Academy of Design
1989 Gold Medal, National Sculpture Society
1984 North American Sculpture Exhibit, Foothills Award, Golden, CO
1974 Bronze Medal, National Sculpture Society
1969 Yaddo Fellow-Yaddo Artists Colony, Saratoga springs, NY
1965 First Prize for Sculpture, Hofstra University

 

 

 


Woman in a Shawl 4/7,
cast bronze, 12 "x9"x15"

Woman in a Shawl 4/7,
cast bronze, 12 "x9"x15"

Solo Exhibitions (Select)
2001 Grounds for Sculpture
2001 Chicago Cultural Center
2000 Hudson River Galleries-Dobbs Ferry, NY
1999 Loughborough University, Loughborough, England-small sculpture and medals
Century Association, NYC, NY
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
American Numismatic Society Museum, New York City, NY
1993 Nassau Community College, NY
1989 Cavalier Galleries, Stamford, CT
1987 Brant Library, Roslyn, NY
1985 Sculpture Center Gallery, NYC
1982 Fisher Galleries, Washington, DC
1980 Harbor Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, NY (also 1975 and 1972)
1974 Suffolk County Museum, Islip, NY
1973 Nassau County Historical Museum, NY
1969 Nassau Community College, NY
1967 Washington Library, NY

 

 

 

 


People at the Edge, 8" (two pieces on left) and 4.75" (right)

Group Exhibitions (Select)
2002
Grounds for Sculpture 10th Anniversary Invitational, Hamilton, NJ
Monnaie de Paris, Museum, FIDEM, (Federation Internationale de la Medailles), Paris, France
The Century Association, Professional Sculptors Annual, New York, NY. Annually since 1997.
The Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY. (2000, 1999, 1991, 1989, 1983)

2001
Megaro Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Sculptors Guild, Rockland Center for the Arts, New York, NY
Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, 61st Anniversary
Exhibition and Forum, Art Students League, New York, NY
National Academy of Design Museum, New York, NY. Also, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1983.

2000
Goethe National Museum, FIDEM (Federation Internationale de la Medaille), Weimar, Germany
Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA (also 1999, 1995, 1994, 1990, 1989)
1998 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997 National Academy Museum, NYC (also 1996, 1990, 1989, 1986, 1983)
Century Association, NYC, NY
1995 Whitney Museum, Stamford, CT, Cavalier Gallery
1994 Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
National Sculpture Society Invitation, Palazzo Medico Saravezza, Italy
1993 Quick Art Center, Fairfield University
1992 British Museum, London, England
Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Ct
1991 AMSA at the Newark Museum, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
The Figure: an evolving tradition, Quick Art Center, Fairfield University, CT
1990 Helsinki City Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Smithsonian Museum of American History, FIDEM

Commissions
2000 Aiken Taylor Prize for Poetry-Sewanee Review
1998 Renaissance Editions, Ltd., London, England-six medals
1996 American Academy of Otolaryngology
1995 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 50th Anniversary, London, England
1994 Planting Fields Arboretum, Locust Valley, NY
1991 Diehleman Galleries, Brussels, Belgium
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
1990 Clark Gardens of NY Botanical Gardens, Albertson, NY
Sculpture Garden, New Preston, CT
1989 British Art Medal Society, London, England
1988 Trammell Crow Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Society of Medallists
Old Bethpage Library, Plainview, NY
1981 Portrait Head "Tillie Olsen," San Francisco, CA
1974 Portrait Head "Austin Perlow" (also used on book jacket)
Portrait of Mayor John Lomelo, City of Sunrise, FL

Collections
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NY
National Portrait Gallery of Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
British Museum, London, England
Brook green Gardens, Murrells Inlet, SC
The Century Associaiton, NYC
The City University of NY, Kingsborough Community College-Outdoor Site
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
National Academy of Design, NYC
American Numismatic Society, NYC
Newark Museum, Newark, MJ
Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Museum of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
Port Washington Library, Port Washington, NY
American Numismatic Association, Colorado Springs, CO
Fleischer Museum, Scottsdale, AZ
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

Private Collections in USA, England, France, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Bulgaria and Japan

Bibliography and Reviews
National Sculpture Review, winter, 1996, feature article, Joan Poole; photos including cover, David Finn.
Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, catalog of exhibition, Photo and Artist’s statement 2000, 1999, 1995, 1980.
University of Alabama, Alabama 1993 catalog photo and artist’s statement.
Reynolds, Donald Martin, Masters of American Sculpture: the figurative tradition Abbeville Press, 1993.
Medailles-FIDEM, London 1993, Finke, Leonda, "Medals and Drawings."
New York Times, medals of Leonda Finke "Ancient Art Form Wins Recognition" Barbara Delatiner 1992.
Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer, American Woman Sculptors, G.K. Hall & Co. Boston, MA 1990.
Williams, Arthur "Sculpture Fundamentals" Direct Plaster Sculpture, Leonda Finke, 1989.
The Medal, autumn 1989, front and back covers photo, article and photo.
New York Times, June 12, 1988 "Biblical Theme for a New Medal," Ed Reiter.
Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA, National Sculpture Society Celebrates the Figure, 1987 catalog.
Lever House, NYC, Sculptors Guild 50th Anniversary, 1987, catalog.
Jones, Virginia Watson Contemporary American Women Sculptors.
Russell, Stella Pandell, Art in the World, second edition, Holt, Rhinehart & Winston, photos.
American Medallic Sculpture Assoc. Catalog, editor Cory Gillilland, 1983.
New York Times, May 25, 1980, "Art: Epic Sculpture," David Shirey.
Kowal, Dennis & Meilach, Donna Z., Sculpture Casting, Crown Publishers, Inc., NY 1972.

Professional Memberships
National Academy, Academician
The Century Association
National Sculpture society, Fellow
Sculptors Guild, Member
American Medallic Sculpture Association
New York Society of Women Artists
FIDEM


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