Source: Edward EythWorld-renowned American sculptor Edward Eyth’s career includes many impressive achievements. Inspired by the beauty and eloquence of the human form, many of Eyth’s sculptures have gained international recognition.
The artist’s sculpture, “Balance,” which features a woman gymnast gracefully poised on a balance beam, was selected as winner in the sculpture category at the 2008 United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport and Art Contest. The sculpture was then a finalist at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Sport and Art Contest in Lausanne, Switzerland.
A graphic works finalist in the 2012 USOC Sport and Art Contest for the London Olympics, Eyth submitted “Olympic Spirit,” a painting that depicts a male and female athlete elevating the five rings that symbolize the Olympics. He did a similar large outdoor sculpture that received the Olympic Rings Award and was selected for inclusion in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Exhibition.
In 2011, Eyth earned a silver medal at the National Art Museum of Sport’s (NAMOS) second annual international “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition.”
Eyth’s sculptures are featured in select private collections around the globe and as part of the permanent collection at the United States Sports Academy’s American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA).
In addition, Eyth has worked with famous filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. He has consulted on projects with the Smithsonian Institution, Universal Studios, Paramount Studios, Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney and Jim Henson Company.
Eyth received degrees in visual communications and industrial design from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he was awarded a scholarship for outstanding academic achievement and graduated with distinction.
Eyth has taught art at various schools since 1992, including instructing a design course at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. He has also lectured at various institutions, including Parson’s School of Design – New York; School of Visual Arts – New York; University of California, Los Angeles; Art Institute of Pittsburgh; Society of Illustrators; and the Puppetry Guild of Los Angeles.
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