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Lecture – Monuments and Symbols in American History

April 20, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ivan Schwartz is the founder and director of StudioEIS, a sculpture and design studio based in Brooklyn, New York, that specializes in classical figurative sculpture and visual storytelling with production in bronze, stone, and resin for exhibitions at cultural institutions, museums, and corporations worldwide. A sculptor, painter, and designer with a keen interest in American history and the use of sculpture in the development of our national symbols, Ivan will share his story of creating bronze sculptures for some of the nation’s most noted historic sites.

Founded in 1976, StudioEIS has now produced more important American History projects than any studio in U.S. history. The studio recently completed the Virginia Women’s Monument in Richmond Virginia and is currently working on the Clara Luper Memorial Sculpture in Oklahoma City, with a planned unveiling in 2024.

Ivan’s works are located at Signer’s Hall at the National Constitution Center, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, New York Historical Library, and many presidential libraries including the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, and the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station. His visual memoir, Scratching the Surface, was published in 2021.


April 20, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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McFaddin-Ward House Visitor Center
1906 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77701 United States
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