The Arts Council for Monterey County presented sculptor Richard MacDonald with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at its Champions of the Arts Gala on January 16, 2016 at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey.
Known for working exclusively with live models, MacDonald's fascination with the human form and with mankind’s broad emotional range has inspired him to create dynamic, sensitive works that are infused with a quality that withstands the passage of time. For forty-two pivotal years, from the latter part of the twentieth century until the present time, Richard MacDonald has been forging a career as an artist of originality, energy, and far-reaching influence.
“The most important aspect of my work is capturing the soul and life of the human spirit,” said Richard MacDonald. “Through my art work, I hope to increase the appreciation and understanding of figurative sculpture throughout the United States and the world.”
The Arts Council for Monterey County was created in 1982 under the leadership of Ansel Adams, part of a nationwide arts enrichment movement powered by the National Endowment for the Arts. It provides arts education to thousands of students each year thanks to support from local PTAs, foundations, businesses and individuals.
The talented filmmaker Gonzalo Fernandez de Cordova created this video for the award ceremony.
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