Magazine article Sculpture

From the Chairman

Magazine article Sculpture

From the Chairman

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For the third time since the ISC introduced its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991, we will be honoring two sculptors in one year. This month we are proud to announce that the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to world-renowned sculptors Nancy Holt and Beverly Pepper at the 22nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award Gala.

ISC's Board of Trustees established the Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field of sculpture. Candidates for the award are masters of sculptural processes and techniques who have devoted their careers to the development of a laudable body of work, as well as to the advancement of the field as a whole. Holt and Pepper join a long list of distinguished artists honored by the International Sculpture Center. Last year, Fernando Botero, who has touched the lives of many people with his paintings and sculptures, was honored.

Nancy Holt began her artistic career as a photographer and video artist. This approach influenced her later earthworks, which are "literally seeing devices, fixed points for tracking the positions of the sun, earth and stars." Today, Holt is best known for her large-scale environmental works. She has created site- and time-specific sculptures in public places all over the world and has contributed to various publications. She has also received five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

It is also our pleasure to honor Beverly Pepper, whose brilliant and prolific career has spanned more than 40 years. …

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