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Frank Colson

 (20th century)
Frank Colson was active/lived in Florida.  Frank Colson is known for sculptor-horses.

Frank Colson

Biography from the Archives of askART

Frank Colson : Artist Profile from his website:


1957 : B.F.A. Degree, Scripps College, Claremont, California

1959 : M.S. Degree, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York


1963-Present : Colson School of Art, Inc. Sarasota, Fl

1977-1985 : Colson Sculpture Service International Sarasota, Fl


1999-present : Member: Board of Directors to Museum of Asian Art. Sarasota, Florida.

1993-1994 : Chairman of the Board: Public Art Advisory Board City of Sarasota, Florida.

1990-1993 : Appointment : Public Art Advisory Board City of Sarasota, Florida

1991: Sole Juror : Ringling Museum of Art 20th Craft Festival Sarasota, Florida

1987 : Curator of Art for the Palm-Air Corporation of Pompono Beach, Florida.

1987 : Judge : Lake Mary - Heathrow Festival of the Arts Orlando, Florida

1968-69 : Director: St. Andrews Art and Nature Center New Brunswick, Canada.

1964-1965 : President: Florida Craftsmen


1963-1973 : Penland School of Crafts

1963 : University of Tampa. Tampa, Florida

1959-1962 : Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida


1991:Austin Productions Inc. Holbrook, New York. Complete art bronze casting layout for operation.


1980 : Guest Artist, New Zealand Society of Potters

1972 : Tasmanian College of Advanced Education. Hobart, Tasmania.

1970 : World Crafts Council, Dublin, Ireland.

1968 : World Crafts Council, Lima, Peru.

Additional demonstrations and workshops in Panama, Brazil, Australia, Germany, England, Guatemala, and Mexico ; including six years for the International Sculpture Conferences, 1972-1978


Coming Soon! : Tiles by Hand Published by Design Books International, Madison, WI

1975 : Kiln Building with Space Age Materials, Published by Prentice Hall, New York, NY


1999 : Silverhawk Internet Worldwide Award, 4th Annual Fine Crafts Exhibition, Mixed Media Award.

1991 : First Honoree Inductee of most noted Sarasota artist "Living History" a Video Arts Anthology-produced by Community Video Archives


2002 : "Equestrian Exhibit" May 22-30. Patricia Carlisle Fine Art. Santa Fe, NM

2002 : Gallerie Chiz April 5-27 "For the Horsey Set..." Group Exhibit. Pittsburgh, PA

2001 : "Holiday Collection" Sylvia Ullman American Crafts Gallery. Cleveland, OH.

2001 : Retrospective, Venice Art Center, Venice, Florida

2000 : City Art Gallery. Stockholm, Sweden.

1999 : III Salo Internacional dArtistes - EuroArt 99 , Barcelona

1980 : Warner Communications Gallery, Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.

***Numerous additional exhibitions, inclusive and solo from California to Tokyo, from Ohio, New Mexico, South Dakota, and most of Florida.


2002 : Flamingos on the Beach. 8 tall painted flamingo commissioned by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.

2000 : Sprite. 6 high replica of original Frank Lloyd Wright Sculpture. Commissioned for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Sarasota, Fl.

1998 : The Spirit of the American Doughboy. Life size reproduction in bronze of memorial statue by E.M.Viquesney for special Memorial Day dedication. Commissioned by City of Sarasota.

1998 : The Immigrants. Life size grouping of mother, child, father, and infant in bronze. Commissioned by The Canadian Immigrant Commemorative Association. Toronto, Canada.

1998 : Endangered Sea Turtles. 40 exterior wall of sea turtle forms in clay. Private Client. San Francisco, California.

1998 : 5 diameter clay Medallion, overhead East wall of Fountain courtyard at Venice Art Center. Venice, Florida.

1998 : Freestanding abstract fiber-optic sculpture. Internally lighted. Private Estate. Sarasota, Fl.

1997 : Sunwatch condominium staircase entryway. Tropical Wall Tile Fountain (8x10x2) Island Estates. Clearwater, Florida.

1997 : Cleveland Playhouse Square Hotel. Five Maori Relief panels (5 x 2 ea.) Entry lobby. Cleveland, Ohio.

1997 : Suspended Fish Fountain group for Rabow residence. Sarasota, Florida.

1996 : Propulsion. 26 ceramic swimming pool wall relief for Flanigan residence. Sarasota, Florida.

1995 : Oceania. Island Tower Fountain Sculpture 15 high bronze figure- Collins Avenue. North Miami Beach, Florida

1994 : Hillhaven Lobby Entrance 16 high clay relief of abstracted rising sun, Ft. Meyers, Florida.

1993 : St. John the Evangelist Church, Naples, Florida. 14 Stations of the Cross (bronze), 8 Holy Water Fonts, (bronze and gold), Processional Cross and Pascal Candle Holder.

1991 : City of Orlando, Florida, Public Art Permanent Collection for new City Hall. Armored Horse. Medieval armored horse in clay (34"x35"x13")

1989 : Art in Public Places commission for Central Brevard Library, Cocoa, Florida - Ceramic relief 12 in diameter, mounted on exterior of building 40 high.

1986 : Tree of Life. 9x 19 bronze relief. Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.

1986 : Six foot high Olmac head. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

1985 : Tree of Life. 9x 16 bronze relief . Memorial Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

1982 : Lobby entrance 12x 10 Modular Face Form relief, 120 ceramic faces in smoke fired clay. Wetzel Corp. , Dallas, Texas.

1976 : Australia House, Entryway dual five foot high fountains. Palm Beach, Florida.

1975 : Two Copper Sunburst kinetic fountains, 8 high and 5 high. Richman Homes. Sarasota, Florida.

1974 : Yalalag Project. Construction of an indigenous pottery in Oaxaca, Mexico.

1973-74 : Canas Project. National Memorial for the Country of Costa Rica ( three 15 figures and 6 portrait head)

1968 : Law office frontal entryway. Deep stoneware clay and fused glass wall (8x12) Sarasota, Florida.

1963-64 : St. Andrews Project : Design and development of Art & Nature Center. New Brunswick, Canada.


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