Sunday, February 14, 2016

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: February 14, 1947 - Edward Norton Hamilton

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Ed Hamilton, who was born in Ohio and grew up in Louisville, KY, has created a number of sculptures throughout the United States, including the Booker T. Washington Memorial at Hampton University, the Amistad Memorial in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Spirit of Freedom: African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. A nationally recognized sculptor, he is the author of The Birth of an Artist: a journey of discovery. Hamilton, a graduate of Shawnee High School in Louisville, 1965, and the Louisville School of Art, 1969. He also attended the University of Louisville and Spalding College [now Spalding University]. He has received Honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville. For more see the Edward Hamilton website; and the Ed Hamilton interview [#209], "Connections with Renee Shaw," 02/03/2007, at KET (Kentucky Educational Television).

See photo image of Ed Hamilton at Great Black Kentuckians, a Kentucky Commission on Human Rights website.
Artists, Fine Arts, Authors, Sculptors

Geographic Region: Ohio / Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Hamilton, Ed. The Birth of an Artist : A Journey of Discovery. Louisville, Ky.: Chicago Spectrum, 2006. Print.
NB237.H239 A2 2006, Fine Arts Library

Robson, Julien., and J.B. Speed Art Museum. Ed Hamilton, from the Other Side. Louisville, Ky.: Speed Art Museum, 2002. Print.NB212 .R63 2002, Fine Arts Library

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