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ABOUT THE SCULPTOR

Since his early years growing up in a small South Carolina town, Tom Player had a passion for art.

He studied with Martin Dawe at CherryLion Studio in Atlanta and in Italy under Robert Bodem Director of Sculpture at the Florence Academy of Art. He has worked with well known sculptors Kathleen Friedenberg, Carter Jones, John Sisko, Sandy Scott, Eugene Daub, Janice Mauro, Alicia Ponzio and Sergey Eylanbekov.

Player has exhibited works at the Bascom Art Center in Highlands, N.C, most recently in American Art Today: Figures, and in the Instructors Exhibit there. He has enjoyed a number of one-man shows.

Recently, he won the Phillip Shutze Award for artisanship/craftsmanship awarded by the Institute of Architecture and Art for his work in bronze relief. An elected Fellow in the Hambidge Artist Residency Program, he won the Kathryn Thayer Hobson Memorial Award(2013) and the Leila Gardin Sawyer Memorial Award(2015) given by the American Artists Professional League at the Salmagundi Club, is a member of the Portrait Society of America, American Medallic Sculpture Association, and is an associate member of the National Sculpture Society, where his works have been shown

He has public works displayed in the Armor Museum, Ft. Benning, GA; Furman Univeersity, Atlanta Financial Center and, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Charleston, S.C.

He works in Atlanta, Georgia and Highlands, N.C.

Contact Information: tap@tomplayersculpture.com or phone: 404 307 8613