Jim Haas passed along this information about some of the medals of Bob Copskey of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Thanks.
Bob Copskey has taught sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art for many years. Here is some information on his commissions and medallions.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame commissioned him to make a 32" square bronze floor relief for the new Knott Science Building at the College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD in 2001. The School Sisters of Notre Dame also commissioned him to make a medallion using the same design. He sold them the rights to strike medallions in the future. Bedi-Makky in Brooklyn, NY cast the bronze floor relief, and the Jenkins Company in Baltimore struck the medallions.
The Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus commissioned him to make a 36" diameter bronze floor relief for The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Baltimore, MD in 2006, and a bronze commemorative medallion of the Jesuit seal, same design in 2007. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Baltimore Basilica. The New Arts Foundry in Baltimore cast this relief in bronze and the Medallic Art Company struck the medallions. All medallion striking rights were sold to The Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.
He also had a private commission to model a medallion showing the Daly Twins. It was first cast in bronze at 18", then ten 3" medallions struck in 2002 by the Jenkins Company.
Here is some more information from the college website.
Robert A. Copskey Is A Nationally Acclaimed Figurative Sculptor & Educator.
Robert Copskey graduated from Kent State University, and the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He is nationally known for his work as a figurative sculptor and received the highest awards for excellence in figurative sculpture from the National Sculpture Society, winning the President's Prize and the John Gregory Memorial Prize. Copskey's sculpture
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Pugilist were selected for the National Sculpture Society's 58th Annual and Centennial Exhibitions. Several prominent commissions include the Baltimore Basilica, our nation's oldest basilica designed by Benjamin Latrobe and John Carroll; Teamsters Union Headquarters, Washington, D.C.; College of Notre Dame; and the Army Corp of Engineers.
His teaching experience parallels his professional career as a figurative sculptor, having taught at Montgomery College in Maryland and currently the Maryland Institute College of Art. He feels a debt of gratitude to carry on this noble art form of figurative sculpture training and to pass along the knowledge and skills of the great figurative sculptors. Copskey explains,
My teaching experience has been a most rewarding dialogue between student and teacher. There is never a day lost when I am teaching.
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