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Elliot Offner

Elliot Offner received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University. In 1960 he joined the faculty at Smith College, where he was appointed Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities in 1974, and taught there until his retirement in 2004. He was a Visiting Artist at Brandeis, Yale, the Royal College of Art in London, and various colleges at Cambridge University. He was a Life Fellow at Clare Hall in Cambridge, and served as president of the National Sculpture Society.

Sculpture by Mr. Offner is in the collections of many museums, including the Brooklyn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Huntington Sculpture Garden. Mr. Offner has received many honors during his long and distinguished career, including awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the National Council on the Arts and Humanities, and gold medals from the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Design. Mr. Offner was named Master Wildlife Artist for 2003 by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Vose Contemporary Realism featured Offner in a solo-exhibition during the fall of 2007. Concurrent with the exhibition, he was the focus of an impressive four-page spotlight on sculpture in the prestigious contemporary art magazine American Art Collector. To read this full article from the October 2007 issue, please click here.

Lepidotus Elvensis Rico Lebrun
Lepidotus Elvensis
Rico Lebrun
 
Spiraling Fish Minneapolis Heron
Spiraling Fish
Minneapolis Heron
 
Lion of Judah Rising Crane
Lion of Judah
Rising Crane
 
Double Flukes Tribute to Wolfgang Fugger (bas-relief)
Double Flukes
Tribute to Wolfgang Fugger (bas-relief)
 
Thomas More (bas-relief) Smaller Cambridge Pheasant
Thomas More (bas-relief)
Smaller Cambridge Pheasant
 
Leaning Crane #1 Larger Cambridge Pheasant
Leaning Crane #1
Larger Cambridge Pheasant
 
Kite Horse
Kite
Horse
 
Hatchet Fish Bittern (bas-relief)
Hatchet Fish
Bittern (bas-relief)
 

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