REN-CEN GUY SAYS BILL GIRARD IS "EMINENT" AMERICAN ARTIST
Renaissance man, Michael Curtis, has published a noteworthy - probably important - essay about my friend, the artist Bill (William J.) Girard and his work.
Girard is the second artist in Curtis's personal list of "classive" artists worthy of such an essay! These are artists whose work is inspired... to say the least. Read the essay yourself to glean it's scope and significance. I can scarcely do it justice here.
|Adam and Eve. Detail) Artist: Bill (William J.) Girard 1940 - 2011|
Artist Bill (William J.) Girard at home
Curtis's own accomplishments are tremendously impressive. For a full summary, see his online resume.
His LinkedIn profile includes the following summation:
Sculptor, architectural designer, historian, painter and poet, Michael Curtis has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including, The Institute of Classical Architecture, The Center for Creative Studies, and The National Gallery of Art;
his pictures and statues are housed in over 400 private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Supreme Court;
he has made statues of presidents, generals, Supreme Court Justices, captains of industry and national heroes, including Davey Crockett, General Eisenhower, and Justice Thurgood Marshall;
his relief and medals are especially fine, they include, among others, presidents Truman and Reagan, Justice John Marshall, George Washington, and, his History of Texas, containing over one-hundred figures, is the largest American relief sculpture of the 20th Century;
his monuments and memorials, buildings and houses, including The New American Home, 2011, are found coast-to-coast;
and then, his plays, essays, verse and translations have been published in over 30 journals (Trinacria, Society of Classical Poets, Expansive Poetry, et cetera), and his most recent nonfiction books are, Occasional Poetry: How to Write Poems for Any Occasion (available through The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (available through The History Press).
- GIRARD? GIRARD WHO?
- GIRARD'S DAVID: A SMALL MIRACLE IN TERRA COTTA
- GIRARD'S U of M ART EXHIBIT FIASCO (1981): JUDY IN THE STARS
- BILL GIRARD: THE PODCAST
- GIRARD PAINTING "RIMA" HITS MARKET
- NOTED GERMAN SCIENTIST CRACKS HIEROGLYPHIC CODE OF ARTIST BILL GIRARD
- BILL GIRARD: ART ARISTOCRACY?
- DETROIT NEWS ART CRITIC REVIEWS BILL GIRARD (1967)
- GIRARD: THE FAIRY'S TALE. PART I - A PROSE POEM FOR PERFORMANCE
- CONVERSATION WITH AN EARLY GIRARD COLLECTOR: MR. DOUBLEDAY
- ART AS ANODYNE FOR A YOUNG PATIENT: A GIRARD ANECDOTE
- GIRARD'S PINCKNEY, MICHIGAN, MURALS (CIRCA 2005)
- 2 ARTISTS. 4 PAINTINGS. WHICH GET IN THE SHOW?
- A LETTER FROM BILL: THE "NION" WOMAN
- GIRARD LIMERICK #1: THERE ONCE WAS AN ARTIST NAMED BILL
- GIRARD LIMERICK #2: GIRARD FOUND THE KEY TO HIS ART IN THE ATTIC
- A FASCINATION WITH FAIRIES. (EXCERPT)
Master of Mud (aka artist) and former Center for Creative Studies (CCS), Detroit, professor of art, Bill (William J.) Girard Jr., passed away in 2011. The website created to honor him is found at https://girardsvasari.com/