RYE, N.Y. -- Internationally-renowned sculptor Greg Wyatt recently donated a bronze sculpture to the School of the Holy Child in Rye.
The 29-inch cold cast piece is called "Two Sculptors" and will be on permanent display in the school's lobby. Wyatt donated the piece in partnership with the Newington-Cropsey Foundation, of which he is the director. The sculpture was unveiled at a reception attended by students, faculty, alumni, parents, Wyatt and Wyatt's friend and colleague Antonio Rutigliano, a professor of Greek, Roman and medieval language and Renaissance Studies at NYU. Wyatt dedicated the statue to the young women of the School of the Holy Child.
Wyatt was born in Nyack and grew up in Rockland County. His work has been displayed all over the world. Notable pieces of his include "The Price of Freedom" at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, "Soaring American Eagle" in the courtyard of the State Department in Washington D.C. and "Scholar's Lion" at Columbia University. He is the sculptor-in-residence at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, where he designed the famous "Peace Fountain." He is also a frequent lecturer at School of the Holy Child.
"Greg Wyatt is a pre-eminent American sculptor with an international following," said Head of School Ann Sullivan. "I am grateful for his friendship - certainly a remarkable addition to the educational experience at Holy Child."
Rutigliano added, "If ever there was a Renaissance woman, it would be Head of School Ann Sullivan."
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