Frederick Elliott Hart was born in Atlanta,Georgia in 1943 and during his 55 years created hundreds of monuments,private commissions, portraits, and other works of art.
Hart is most famous for Ex Nihilo, a part of his Creation Sculptures
at Washington National Cathedral, and The Three Servicemen at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
His work was in the tradition of Beaux Arts sculpture, despite a minimum of formal schooling. Hart developed his skills on the job, learning ancient techniques from master carvers.
He worked in clay, carved in marble and limestone and cast in bronze.
Hart explored beauty, spirituality and consciousness and also sculpted in transparent and semi-transparent
acrylic materials using his own patented process.
According to some like Tom Wolfe, Hart may be America’s greatest sculptor.