Frank Eliscu

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Eliscu, Frank, sculpture; born in New York City, July 13,1912; s. Charles Henry and Florence (Kane) E; m. Mildred Norman, May 3, 1942; 1 dau., Norma (Mrs. Francis Banas, Jr.). Student, Beaux Arts Inst. Design, Pratt Inst., 1930-33. Author: Direct Wax Sculpture; One-man exhbn. sculpture, Mexico, 1955, works represented, Bookgreen Gardens, S.C., portrait busts, Aero. Hall of Fame, other works, Stevens inst., Cornell Med. Sch., Olin Hall, N.Y., Heisman Meml. Trophy, Naiad; fountain figure, N.Y.C., Heroic; Atoms for Peace figure, Ventura, Cal., Headley Mus., (The Astronauts), Lexington, Ky., Steuben Glass Co., (Noah), St. Christopher's Chapel, (St. Christopher). N.Y.C., Soc. Medallists, (Sea Treasures); designer: Presdl. Eagle for Oval Room, White House, also reverse side of ofcl. inaugural medal, 1974; other works include Chase of the Sea Urchin, Sarasota, Fla., 1980, Holocaust, Orlando, Fla., 1981, Bronze Grille, James Madison, Library of Congress, Washington, 1981 (Recipient Edith S. Moore prize for sculpture 1948), Library of Congress, Washington (Bennet prize Nat. Sculpture Soc.), Library of Congress, Washington (Henry Hering award 1960). Fellow Sculpture Soc. (pres. 1967-70); mem. Archtl. League N.Y. (V.P.. sculpture, silver medal 1958), Sculpture Center N.Y., Nat. Academician.

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