WILLIAM BARTH OSMUNDSEN
Bill first painted with his father who attended Cooper Union. He gained his love of the sea from his Norwegian grandfather, a yacht captain and rigger boss who also worked on the Panama Canal.
By 1981 Osmundsen was living in New Hampshire where he began casting his own silver sculptures and expanded his foundry operation to encompass large bronze pours.
Major commissions have included the 1983 America’s Cup Committee; the Frisco Art Council, CO; the Boy Scouts of America, CT; and the Norwegian Immigration Assn.’s 2000 Ellis Island Exhibit. Osmundsen has also received two awards with New Hampshire’s Percent for Art competition. He has held major exhibits in New York City, Oslo, Norway, Houston, Baltimore, Newport, RI, and Stamford, CT. In 1976 he created his ongoing “Bronzes from the Sea” series after sailing onboard Norway’s Christian Radich. In 1978 King Olav V presented the Osmundsen trademark sculpture “At the Helm” as the City of Oslo Award.
For more information about William Barth Osmundsen, visit http://bronzesea.org/Biography.aspx
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