the sculpture career of a.
thomas schomberg has spanned the last four decades of creativity in
which schomberg has described, with his realistic intensity, the time
and environment in which he lives and the society that we are all
schomberg grew up in america’s midwest - iowa during the
1940’s and 50’s. after studying for a short time in europe and
completing an mfa (master of fine arts) degree, plus additional post
graduate study, schomberg then moved to the east coast and taught for
four years in a progressive community college. though he received
tenure, he felt compelled to relocate to colorado in 1975 and
establish schomberg studios. since then, schomberg and his wife, cynthia, who is also his agent, have worked together to pursue schomberg’s career as a professional sculptor.
several years later and after countless exhibits,
schomberg established a strong client base. numbered among these
clients and collectors are blue collar workers, entrepreneurs, museum
directors/curators, professional athletes and movie stars, including sylvester stallone. stallone went on to select schomberg to create
what was later to become the iconic ROCKY statue for the movie, “rocky
schomberg’s sculptures have become world-renowned
and are exhibited and collected internationally. over the next
several years, schomberg will be engaged in producing a major
collection. while continuing his love for the athletic figure, he
will evolve this image into more emotional images by producing work
that can be best described as his metamorphic series. this present
and future “column series” is less didactic in nature and more
emotional in theme and represents a more compelling image of a current american event.
today, a. thomas schomberg’s work can be found
in the permanent collections of the national art museum of sport indianapolis, indiana; the fairmont park grounds of the philadelphia
museum of art, philadelphia, pennsylvania; the butler institute of american art, youngstown, ohio; the shenyang national gallery,
beijing, china; the adare manor, adare, ireland; the united states
olympic training center, colorado springs, colorado; the
international volleyball headquarters, lausanne, switzerland; the
riverside national cemetery, riverside, california; march airforce
base museum, riverside, california; yankee stadium, new york, new
york; the astrodome, houston, texas; the superdome, new orleans,
louisiana; the felix stamm stadium, warsaw, poland; the san diego
hall of champions museum, san diego, california, as well as many
monumental sculptures by a. thomas schomberg
the statue ROCKY created for the movie” Rocky
III”; on the grounds of the philadelphia museum of art philadelphia, pennsylvania; the san diego hall of champions museum, san diego,
DOWN BUT NOT OUT...LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTON created
for the international amateur boxing association in memory of the american team killed in a 1980 airplane crash; the united states
olympic training center, colorado springs, colorado; the felix stamm
stadium, warsaw, poland; the adare manor, adare, ireland.
ATHLETES OF RACE– PRIMITIVE and ATHLETES OF RACE
– MODERN, six larger than life equestrian statues; the garden state
race track, cherry hill, new jersey; due process farms, colts neck,
new jersey; cloverleaf farms, ocala, florida.
FLO HYMAN, a memorial to the volleyball olympian;
the volleyball hall of fame, holyoke, massachusetts; united states olympic training center, colorado springs, colorado; the daiei
corporation, osaka, japan; the international volleyball headquarters, lausanne, switzerland.
three sculptures of a more graphic theme not related to athletics are:
the VETERANS MEMORIAL, a somber and emotional
description of a fallen soldier wrapped in a tarpaulin, measuring 12
feet high; church of the holy ghost, denver, colorado; adare manor,
adare, ireland; riverside national military cemetery, riverside, california.
the ARMENIAN MEMORIAL, a 24 foot monolith that is a description of a
country’s tragedy; installation to be announced.
the WAR DOG MEMORIAL an 18 foot column and relief
of a soldier and dog dedicated to the war dog efforts during the
vietnam war; march airfield museum, riverside, california;
sacrifice field, fort benning, georgia.
the CARYATIDS and
the CATCHER have been proposed to be added to the permanent collection
of the brookgreen sculpture gardens and museum, myrtle beach, south
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