George Anthonisen, Artist
P.O. Box 147
Solebury PA, 18963

Mr. George R. Anthonisen


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George R. Anthonisen's public works are in permanent collections of the U. S. Capitol (Capitol Visitors Center, Emancipation Hall),Washington, DC; World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland; New York's Carnegie Hall (Shorin Club Room); in Philadelphia at Please Touch Museum, Woodmere Art Museum and Curtis Institute of Music; James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville, Kentucky; Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia; University of Alaska at Fairbanks ... and others.

The artist seems to say that art exists to make the world more beautiful, that it tests our capacities for thinking and feeling, and that, most importantly, it challenges us to empathize with a world that exists around us, with people who have experienced sufferings and joys we will never know. Anthonisen's art is to make people look at each other and to see themselves.

John Zarobell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Program Chair for European Studies at University of San Francisco, California
Former Associate Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Former Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture before 1900 The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum

There is no such thing as a casual stroll past a George Anthonisen sculpture. You see it, feel it, react to it, contemplate it, analyze it ⎯ often you are startled; with a gesture, a facial expression. Anthonisen presents us with both information and questions. He addresses issues in his work that are universally understood. We all approach an image with our own body of experiences to inform our perception of it; yet somehow Anthonisen succeeds in capturing a moment that enables each of us to reach the same conclusion about its intent, regardless of how we worked our way to that point.

Lisa Tremper Hanover, Former Director/CEO, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Former Director, Berman Museum of Art Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Anthonisen’s images both engage and express the totality of the human person ⎯ body, mind, and spirit. While they are vehicles of cultural, social, and moral commentary, they are marvels of formal conception and design. Moreover, in celebrating humanity and life, Anthonisen's images ennoble anew the venerable traditions throughout the history of art in which conception and execution, art and craft, are inseparable.

Donald Martin Reynolds, Ph.D., Art Historian and Author
New York City, New York