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Featured Artist: Woodrow Nash

April 26, 2010

ABOUT THE ARTIST: As a child growing up in Akron, Ohio, Woodrow Nash immersed himself in art during an era when artists sought nothing less than old-fashioned honesty in their imagery. As a young adult, he worked as a freelance artist, painting murals for local institutions and working as an illustrator. After moving to New York in 1975, Nash worked as a fashion illustrator and freelance illustrator, and he also designed and illustrated record albums for jazz labels.

By the mid-1980s, his artistic journey landed him back in Ohio working as a technical illustrator at Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, followed by a stint as an illustrator for American Greeting Corporation. In 1991, Woodrow moved to Madison, Wis., and worked as a graphic artist. Eventually, his artistic journey led him to the very foundation of mankind: Africa and world tribal culture.

Today, Nash’s sculptures transmit human delicacies and inner harmony. Examining the contemporary male and female physique, he explores the body’s natural form and mythology. Incorporating various styles and techniques utilizing stoneware, earthenware, terracotta or porcelain, Nash’s work is fired electronically, pit fired or via a “raku” effect–creating an “African Nuveau” trademark that’s solely his own.

UP CLOSE WITH HIS WORK: Click here to watch a slide show of Woodrow Nash’s work, or view it below.

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