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sculptor

John Charles Birney, sculptor. Decorated Combat Infantryman badge, Army Commendation medal with oak leaf cluster, Gallantry Cross with palm (Vietnam); recipient Raymond H. Brumer Memorial award for sculpture, Allied Artists American, 1997, National Forensic league Iowa State Champion in Extemporaneous Speaking, 1963, runner-up, 1962, Order of St. Ives, winner of Barristers' Cup for Appellate Advocacy.

Background

Birney, John Charles was born on June 27, 1945. Son of John William and Verda (Miller) Birney.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1967. Juris Doctor, University Denver, 1983.

Career

Advisory title officer Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, Denver, 1972-1977. Co-owner, manager Clarkson St. Properties, since 1973. Attorney Calkins, Kramer, Grimshaw & Harring, 1983-1986.

Instructor sculpture Art Students League of Denver, 1989-1992. Represented by Gallery Americana, Carmel, California, Turner Gallery, Denver, Scherer Gallery, Sedona, Arizona.

Works

Membership

Co-organizer Joy of Sculpture Show, Colorado History Museum, 1999. With United States Army, 1968-1970, Vietnam. Member Denver Sculpture Society (co-founder 1999), Allied Arists American.

Connections

Married Martha Shaughnessy, December 20, 1974. Children: Samuel Adam, Matthew William.

father:
John William Birney

mother:
Verda (Miller) Birney

spouse:
Martha Shaughnessy

children:
Samuel Adam Birney

Matthew William Birney