Seated Figure Study
8 3/4 x 5 inches
Inventory ID: hml44
"My art is a visual poem about the human experience endlessly inspired by the beauty of the figure and the emotions of the face. In every piece I seek to awaken recognition and empathy evoking a nobler human spirit. "
- Carolyn Manto
Carolyn Manto is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the First Place Award for the 24th National Sculpture Competition in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and the Walter and Michael Lantz Prize, awarded by the National Sculpture Society to a sculptor who reaches for excellence in representational sculpture. Ms. Manto also received scholarships from the National Sculpture Society and the Leslie T. and Frances U. Posey Foundation to pursue a year of study in Florence, Italy.
Ms. Manto's public commissions include a bronze sculpture for the lobby of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, Ohio) commemorating the fight for freedom from slavery in the United States and around the world; a lifesize bronze sculpture of a mother and child and two bronze bas reliefs for the Black Brigade Monument in the Smale Riverfront Park (Cincinnat, Ohio); a bronze bas relief depicting St. Luke the Physician for St. Elizabeth Hospital (Covington, Kentucky), and a bronze bas-relief plaque of the Franciscan coat of arms for St. Leonard’s church (Boston, Massachusetts). Ms. Manto's work has been exhibited in various locations throughout the United States and is in both private and corporate collections.
Ms. Manto was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, but she spent most of her life living in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, where she received her B.A. in 2001. While at Hillsdale, Ms. Manto studied classical sculpture under nationally renowned sculptor, Anothony Frudakis, in addition to studying drawing and painting. After graduation, Ms. Manto spent a year apprenticing with Frudakis followed by a year studying sculpture in Florence, Italy. While in Florence, Ms. Manto sculpted in various ateliers including the Florence Academy of Art, and studied the works of the Masters throughout Italy. Currently Ms. Manto is working as a sculptor in both Boston, Massachusetts, and Cincinnati, Ohio.