Foo Dog Column
Todd Pittenger - May 7, 2016 12:59 pm
Foo Dog Column
Glenn Zweygardt, New York
Born and raised in northwest Kansas, Glenn Zweygardt received his BFA from Wichita State University in sculpture and painting. He then earned his MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.
For over 40 years, Glenn has been an active sculptor and educator. With more than 50 solo exhibitions and multiple purchase awards to his name, he shows works both nationally and internationally. His sculptures are included in many university, museum, outdoor and private collections.
Now an emeritus Professor of Sculpture at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Glenn continues to make signature sculptures in his Alfred Station studio. His creations of steel, ductile iron, stainless steel, cast glass, cast bronze and aluminum are often combined with stone from around the world. These sculptures range from monumental outdoor works to small, intimate pieces.
Foo Dog Column is an upright sculpture of fabricated steel. All steel pieces were cut, welded and painted at the artist’s studio in Alfred Station, NY. The bronze surround piece was poured at the artist’s foundry in the same studio. And the glass foo dog image was cast in the glass area at NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
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