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artist , sculptor

George Rioch Anthonisen, American Sculptor, artist. Sculptor-in-residence Augustus St. Gaudens National History Site, unites states department Interior, 1971; recipient James Augustus Suydam bronze medal, 1968,Sen. Ernest Gruening award Alaska State Council on Arts, 1976, Exemplary Achievement in Arts award Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Chamber of Commerce, 1985.


Anthonisen, George Rioch was born on July 31, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Niels Landmark and Margaret (Rioch) Anthonisen.


Bachelor, University Vermont, Burlington, 1961. Postgraduate, National Academy Design, New York City, 1961—1962. Postgraduate, Art Students League, New York City, 1962—1964.

Postgraduate, Dartmouth College Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1967. Doctor in Humane Letters (honorary), Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 2009.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Hopkins Center Dartmouth College, 1966, Center Art Gallery, New York City, 1969, Moody Gallery, Pasadena, California, 1979, Bjorn Lindgren Gallery, New York City, 1981, 82, University Scranton Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, 1986, Rotunda Cannon House Office Building, United States Capitol, Washington, 1989, The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, 1992, Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, 1994, 98, Philadelphia Flower Show-Gale Nurseries, 1995, Berman Museum Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, 1996, Festival of Faiths, The Gardens of Louisville, 1999, Jonathan Edwards College, Yale University, 2006, Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 2007. Exhibited in group shows National Academy of Design, New York, 1971, Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, 1987, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, 1988, 00, Millersville University, Pennsylvania, 1991, National Sculpture Society, 1993-2007, Morani Gallery, Medical College Pennsylvania, 1994, Monuments Conservancy, Samuel Dorsky Symposium on Public Monuments/Time and Life Building, New York City, 1997, Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, Pennsylvania, 1995-2002, Salmagundi Club, New York City, 2000, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Travis Gallery, 2002, 03, 04, 05, Sculpture Along Bear Creek, Keller, Texas, 2005, Bee & Thistle Inn, Old Lyme, Connecticut, 2007. Represented in permanent collections at World Health Organization, Geneva, United States Capitol Building Hall of Columns, Washington, Carnegie Hall, New York City, Center for Interfaith Relations, Louisville, Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, Washington School Psychiatry, Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Doylestown Hospital, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy Music, Lancaster, Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries, Atlanta University Trevor Arnett Hall, University Alaska, Fairbanks, James Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College Osteopathic Medicine, Berman Museum Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania.


With United States Army, 1955-1957. Fellow National Sculpture Society (board directors 1993-1994), honorary member Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2002.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, baseball. Fax: 215-297-5162. E-mail: ellena@voicenet.com.


Married Ellen Friedman, February 16, 1966. Children: Rachel, Daniel.

Niels Landmark Anthonisen

Margaret (Rioch) Anthonisen

Ellen Friedman

Rachel Anthonisen

Daniel Anthonisen