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educator , sculptor , art and education consultant

Berthold Josef Schmutzhart, American Sculptor, educator, art and education consultant. Certified federal teacher, Austria. Recipient 1st prize Washington Religious Arts Council, 1960, for sculpture, Little Rock, 1966, Louisville, 1968, Silver medal Audubon Society, Washington, 1971.

Background

Schmutzhart, Berthold Josef was born on August 17, 1928 in Salzburg, Austria. Came to the United States, 1958, naturalized, 1963. Son of Berthold Josef and Anna (Valaschek) Schmutzhart.

Education

Student, Academy for Applied Art, Vienna, Austria, 1956.

Career

Professor, Wekschulheim Felbertal, Salzburg, 1951-1958;sculptor, Washington, 1959-1960;teacher, Longfellow School, Bethesda, Maryland., 1960-1963;professor, department chairman sculpture, Corcoran School Art, Washington, 1963-1994;professor emeritus, Corcoran School Art, Washington, since 1994;lecturer, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1968-1984.

Achievements

  • Certified federal teacher, Austria.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Fredericksburg Gallery Fine Art, Virginia, 1967-1973, Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, 1978, 81, 83, 86, 88. Group shows include National Collection Fine Arts, Washington, 1961-1970, High Museum Art, Atlanta, 1965, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, 1966, Birmingham Museum Art, Alabama, 1967, Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, 1981, National Gallery Modern Art, New Delhi, 1990. Represented in permanent collections Hirschhorn Collection.

      Designer fountain, Gallery of Modern Art, Fredericksburg, 1967. Author: The Handmade Furniture Book, 1981. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fine arts panelist District of Columbia Commission for Arts, 1973-1979. Chairman board Market Five Gallery, Washington, 1978-1982. Board directors Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, 1981-1986.

Trustee Arts for the Aging, Inc., Washington, 1990-1998. Chairman Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, 2001-2006, board directors, since 2006. Member Guild for Religious Architects, Artists Equity Association (president District of Columbia chapter 1973-1975), American Association of University Professors, American Austrian Society (president 1968-1970, executive committee), Soaring Society of America.

Connections

father:
Berthold Josef Schmutzhart

mother:
Anna (Valaschek) Schmutzhart