SOURCE: Milton Hebald

October 31, 2008 17:46 ET

Milton Hebald: Celebrating 40 Years at the Harmon-Meek Gallery

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 31, 2008) - Milton Hebald, the award-winning contemporary baroque sculptor from New York City, opens up the 2008-2009 art season at the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, FL.

Hebald won the Prix de Rome in 1953 at the American Academy in Italy, a country he soon made his home. Setting up his studio at his villa in Bracciano, Hebald began a prolific career creating some of the world's largest sculptures. As Hebald's following grew, he was commissioned for public works throughout the world. In 1961 Pan Am commissioned Hebald to create a "Zodiac Screen" for their terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport, which at 220 feet was the largest sculpture in the world. Other notable Hebald sculptures are the iconic "Romeo & Juliet" bronze that stands in front of the Delacourt Shakespeare Theatre in New York's Central Park and the James Joyce sculpture resting on the scholar's grave in Zurich, Switzerland. In addition, the Smithsonian and the Whitney both feature Hebald pieces in their permanent collections.

For this season's opening, the Harmon-Meek gallery is showing various works by Hebald, including "Capriccio" and "Children at Play." See those sculptures at: http://www.ballantinesbiz.com/miltonhebald/Milton-Hebald-HMG-103008.htm

Hebald has had eight solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group shows at the Harmon-Meek Gallery, the gallery that has represented him since 1969.

The Harmon-Meek Gallery:

Established in Naples in January 1964 by Foster Harmon, the Harmon-Meek Gallery has been primarily interested in promoting the creativeness of certain American artists dating from 1920 to present. In 1972, J. William Meek, III joined the gallery as assistant-director and became director-owner in January 1978.

William Meek has curated and lent more than three hundred exhibitions of gallery artists to more than seventy-five museums and art centers in more than twenty-six states from coast to coast.

This year the Harmon-Meek Gallery celebrates its 46th annual Opening. The exhibition runs from November 4th to November 20th, 2008. Other American masters featured in the exhibition are Milton Avery, Will Barnet, Robert Vickrey, Balcomb Greene, Robert Kipniss, Paul Jenkins, Herman Maril, Adolf Dehn, Jimmy Ernst, Robert Natkin, Eliot O'Hara, Byron Browne, Hunt Slonem, Richard Segalman, Richard Anuszkiewicz and Dan Rizzie.

Harmon-Meek Gallery and its artists: www.harmonmeekgallery.com

More information on Milton Hebald: http://www.ballantinesbiz.com/green/Milton-Hebald-Sculptor-092208.htm

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