Douglas White

Sculpture became a consuming passion for me relatively late in life. In classes and workshops I learned much from Daniel Altshuler, Eugene Daub, Lincoln Fox, Anthony Frudakis and Norma Penchansky-Glasser. I am also grateful for the critiques and encouragement I received from Marshall M. Fredericks, Walker Hancock, Enrique Moreiro and Robert A. Weinman, as well as the encouragement I’ve received from family, friends and passing acquaintances. I believe that love sees wondrously and hope that my medals, portraits and figures reflect the ineffable beauty of the human face, form and spirit. I agree with Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali poet, who wrote “When I go from hence let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable.” For me sculpture is a way of giving thanks.

Exhibited at the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Cobo Hall (Detroit); Illinois Wesleyan University; the National Sculpture Society Gallery (New York); the American Numismatic Association Museum (Colorado Springs); the Newark Museum; the American Numismatic Society (New York); Pennsylvania State University; the Forest Lawn Museum (California); the Municipal Museum of the City of Wroclaw (Poland); 30th Congress of the Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art (FIDEM / International Art Medal Federation) in Colorado Springs (2007 juried exhibition); the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum 2008 Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition; the 31st Congress of FIDEM in the Tampere (Finland) Art Museum (2010 juried exhibition); National Sculpture Society: Recent Works online exhibition (2011); Medialia: Rack and Hamper Gallery (New York); Riverside Gallery (Ypsilanti, MI); The Art Medal: Past and Present exhibit (2011) at Brookgreen Gardens (South Carolina); the Bellevue Arts Museum (2012, Bellevue, Washington); the American Medallic Sculpture Association’s 30th Anniversary Exhibition (2013) at Brookgreen Gardens (South Carolina); the World Art Medal exhibition in the Archaeological Museum during the 33rd Congress of FIDEM in Sofia, Bulgaria (2014 juried exhibition); the 92nd Annual All Media Exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center (2014); North Gallery in Edmonds, Washington (2016); the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art Medals as part of the FIDEM/International Art Medal Federation’s 34th Congress in Gent (Ghent), Belgium in the Rectorate of the Hogeschool Gent (9/2016); the Provincial Museum of Ancient Arts of Namur, Belgium (10/2016-1/2017); Bellefonte Art Museum in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (March, 2017); and invited to exhibit in Le 40ème (40th) salon d’art FORMES & COULEURS à la Collégiale Saint André de Chartres in Chartres, France (Sept. 1 – 10, 2017).

Medals created for the American Civil Liberties Union, the Great Lakes Bioregional Land Conservancy, the Land Stewardship Center,  Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Old West Side Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Medals or relief sculpture in the permanent collections of the American Numismatic Association Museum (Colorado Springs) and the Haiderzad Museum of Modern Art (as of summer 2017) in the Academy of Sciences in Kabul, Afghanistan, in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and the Yuri Kochiyama Lounge at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, at the Michigan State University School of Labor and Industrial Relations, and in private collections in India, Israel and the United States, including Silvio’s Organic Ristorante e Pizzeria in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Served on the three-person jury of awards for the 80th Annual Awards Exhibition of the National Sculpture Society (2013).

Treasurer (formerly Vice President and member of the Board of Directors), American Medallic Sculpture Association; member, Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art (FIDEM – International Art Medal Federation);  Professional Member, Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas; Associate member, National Sculpture Society.  Listed in Medal Artists: Who’s Who Among American Medallists, The Artists of Our Country’s Coins and Medals 1652 to Date by D. Wayne Johnson.

Visit my web pages on the web sites of the Portrait Sculptors Society of the Americas and the American Medallic Sculpture Association at http://portraitsculptors.org and http://amsamedals.org.  If you have interest in commissioning a  portrait or other sculptural piece, please contact me at dkwhite@umich.edu or 734-846-6018.

Half-life size bust in progress

Half-life size bust in progress

Angel of Despised Love -- for the victims of Orlando

Angel of Despised Love — for the victims of Orlando / Ange de L’amour Méprisé  — pour les victimes d’Orlando

Two Sides of the Same Soul - Side 1

Two Sides of the Same Soul – Side 1

Two Sides of the Same Soul - Side 2

Two Sides of the Same Soul – Side 2

Will at 15

Will at 15

 

Wesley with portrait bust of himself

Wesley with portrait bust of himself

Wesley bust (profile)

Wesley bust (profile)

Old West Side Citizen Award - 2014

Old West Side Citizen Award – 2014

Matt Nowka

Matt Nowka

Head of a Young Man

Head of a Young Man

Jeremy Shelton

Jeremy Shelton

Michael L. Moore Endowed Scholarship

Michael L. Moore Endowed Scholarship

John Leonard

John Leonard

Caitlin O'Toole

Caitlin O’Toole

Kyle

Kyle

The Gods Walk Among Us

The Gods Walk Among Us

Tom

Tom

 

Lost in Thought

Lost in Thought

The Gods Walk Among Us (detail)

The Gods Walk Among Us (detail)

Jerome Strong Civil Liberties Award

Jerome Strong Civil Liberties Award

 

 

2 comments on “Douglas White

  1. Pingback: Welcome « West Huron Sculptors

  2. I met the man, Douglas White, before I met the sculptor. We sat next to each other at the Mozart Requiem performance at Hill Auditorium “Requiem for Orlando”. I can see now, when I look at his work a day later why his work touches people. Douglas has compassion, sensitivity and a openness to other human beings.

    He listened intently about my son, Holden, when I wanted to show him his picture. He didn’t hesitate to connect with me, a stranger. I will be following his work from now on.

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