Willard Hirsch (1905-1982) was Charleston’s premier sculptor of the twentieth century. He was remarkably agile, working on a wide range of subjects, from Biblical themes to whimsy, and in such varied media as wood, terra-cotta, bronze, fiberglass, and steel.
Today, his sculptures can be found throughout the country, but especially in his native South Carolina. A number of colleges and universities feature his work, including the College of Charleston, Clemson University, South Carolina State University, Francis Marion University, and more.
This beautiful volume, compiled by his daughter Jane Hirsch, presents an inside view of the man and his art. Essays by noted art historian Martha R. Severens, family members, friends, and students show Willard Hirsch’s humor, his firm standards, and his enormous creativity. His artwork is widely known. Now the man, too, can take his place among South Carolina’s most admired artists.
10 X 10, 80 pages |ISBN 978-0-9845580-4-9| paper $25
This is a must-have book for every Lowcountry library! – Charleston Mercury