About the Artist

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WILLIAM BARTH OSMUNDSEN

 Chronological Biography


 April 10, 1947, Jersey City, NJ

In Bill’s early years he studied Art with his father
William Torger Osmundsen, who studied at Cooper Union, NYC, NY.
Grandfather, Osmund Osmundsen emigrated from Stavanger,
Norway was a Rigger and Yacht Captain in the NYC area
and inspired Bill’s early love of the sea

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Mahwah High School, Mahwah, NJ, Class 1965

KENUE Yearbook: Art Editor; OUTSPEAK Literary Mag. Publisher-Editor 

First Commercial Art work
EDITORIAL CARTOONIST , 1964-65 Ramsey Journal
Ramsey New Jersey Regional  Paper


College:
TRINITY UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO, Texas 1965-1967
Studied Art under Dept. head; William Bristow and
Sculptor; Philip John Evett;

Art & Sculpture Instructor 1967-1968
RIDGEWOOD ART ASSOCIATION (now Institute)

 Ridgewood, NJ , Sculptor Instructor,
Gallery Owner
44 rue MAISON ART GALLERY, Ramsey, NJ, Owner,
Exhibition, Group Shows & Instruction,
ADDITIONAL TEACHING;
Mahwah Township, NJ, Bogart Saddle River School,
Ambler Studio, Westwood, NJ Children 1967-1968

UNITED STATES NAVY

 Enlistment 1968-1972;  Commander Amphibious Force,

 Vice Admirals Staff, 

 Illustrator-Draftsman, Artist Billet; Little Creek, VA 

Sea Duty Operation Deep Express, Mediterranean 


NAVY MUSEUM Artwork  Amphibious Museum,

 Bust of Vice Admiral Heinz 

Operation Torch Museum, Nansemond Hotel, Ocean View, VA

 

STUDIO GALLERY Exhibitions Virginia:- 1969-1971

EXHIBIT 4  Nov 1971

New York - Freelance

 FREELANCE New York 1972-1976; 

Time Magazine, Man of the Year  (not run)

Medallic Art Company, ‘Exxon Tiger Medallion’,

Wilton-Armetale, Bicentennial 1976 Plate Designs  

Historic Paintings:  “Times of Citizens First” ,

NJ Bank commemorative & Book Cover

“Hermitage” (historic home, Wycoff, NJ) Carlson Collection.

  

PORTRAITS INC., 1972-1982, ‘Portrait Sculpture Exhibition, 

 Gallery’, Madison & 57th St., NYC, NY  

BURROWS GALLERYE, Engelwood, NJ, 1975-1978

 One-man Exhibit Gallery for Exhibition & Sale display of Sculpture 


 BRONZES FROM THE SEA, 1976-present; 

 Maritime series conceived after sailing onboard Norway’s 

 Tall Ship Christian Radich during Operation Sail ’76.  

COMMISSIONS:

CITY OF OSLO, NORWAY, “At the Helm”,Bronze, 1978

 presented by HM King Olav V of Norway to the Captain & Crew of 

 Norway’s Tall Ship Christian Radich during Operation Sail 

  

SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES; NY & OSLO, “Flight of the Terns” Bronze,

 presented to Knut Hargrup, CEO & President World-Wide

   

Sterling Silver, original motifs: 1978 & 1981

 DAVID-ANDERSEN A/S, OSLO, NORWAY, “At the Helm” in sterling 

 CARTIER, INC., NYC, Bronzes from the Sea (Five Motifs) in Sterling

   

Lobby:- Bronze Sculpture 

 BARBER STEAMSHIP COMPANY: NYC, “Flight of the Terns” 

  

NEW YORK YACHT CLUB, Americas Cup Committee, 

1983 CUP DEFENSE. LICENSE AGREEMENT PRESENTED by Commission


LIPTON TEA COMPANY, NJ, “Shamrock-a Lipton Tribute” Bronze,

  presented by the Employees to Hubert M. Tibbetts Pres. CEO of Lipton Tea,

   

SAWYER, FURGERSON & WALKER, NYC, “Golfer”,

 1/2 life-size bronze of Roy Blackfield, pres.& CEO playing golf presented on retirement.


NORWEGIAN IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION: “Restauration” Bronze

, in honor of Ellis Island Exhibit commemorating Norwegian contribution to NY


 BRONZE MONUMENTS: 

  

FRISCO ART COUNCIL, FRISCO, CO.Ski for Light - Art for Sight”  

2/3rd Life-sized Bronze of a Sighted Skier guiding a Blind Skier, , 

commemorating Olav Pedersen’s 80th Birthday, founder of Ski for Light in America 1997. 

 Sculpture Bronze cast & Installed by the Artist.  


BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Headquarters, Greenwich, CT. 2003 “Eagles Flight”,

 Bronze mounted on Granite 10 ft. presented and dedicated 

 to the memory of Hubert M. Tibbetts by Gunhild Tibbetts


 AWARDS:  


NH PERCENT % for ART COMPITITIONS AWARDS


Weathervanes for  NH State Buildings, NEA, NH State Council on the Arts  

NH STATE LIQUOR STORE, I-95 N., North Hampton, NH: 1995 

 3 Weathervanes, 8 ft to 12 ft high,  Copper Repousse; with NH Liquor Commission,

   

NH WELCOME CENTER; I-95 N., Seabrook, NH 2000 “Sighting the Course…”  

8 ft Copper Repousse;.. With NH Department of Transportation;

   

PRESENTATIONS

BARBER STEAMSHIP, NYC, “At the Helm” sterling

 presented to  CEO of Wilhelm-Williamsen, OSLO, NORWAY 

 

FRIENDS OF CHRISTAIN RADICH, OSLO, NORWAY “At the Helm”, 

 sterling presented to Chairman, Lasse Kolstad

Exhibitions

BRONZES from the SEA , One Man EXHIBITIONS


 SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES: premier One-Man; 1977 

 Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue, NY. Sponsored in part by SAS

   

;DAVID-ANDERSEN A/S,OSLO, NORWAY 

One-Man; 1978; Karl Johns Gt.,  Sponsored in part by: City of Oslo & SAS 

  

NORWEGIAN FESTIVAL HOUSTON, TX 

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF ART & SCIENCE; One-Man 1980 

under the auspices HRH Crown Prince Harald 

Sponsored by the Institute of International Education & The Royal Norwegian Consul General 

 

 CARTIER INC. 5th Avenue Windows & Silver Dept. 1981 Sterling Silver Miniatures (5 Bronzes from the Sea motifs)

 NEW YORK

  

NEWPORT, RI; AMERICAS CUP INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION BUILDING 

Exhibit with Sponsors of Americas Cup Defense 1983 Sponsored in part: Americas Cup Defense  

 

BALTIMORE, MD; WORLD TRADE CENTER, Top of the World, 1984, 

Sponsored by Operation Sail Committee & Baltimore Port Authority (4 month, 66,000 attend exhibit)  


STAMFORD, CT; SHERATON-STAMFORD HOTEL& TOWERS, 1987 to 1992;  full Lobby & Monument, “At the Helm”


 Group Exhibitions: 

PARAMUS, NJ:

BERGEN MUSEUM OF ART & SCIENCE, “Traditions of the Sea’,  

retrospective of Maritime Art 19th century & 20th century 1987  


MYSTIC, CT MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM, Group Exhibitions 1980 &’87


ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW GROUP, On site Sculpting and Exhibition, Sponsored by ABS

  Annapolis Sail Boat Show, Annapolis Md.1987

  Annapolis Boat Shows;- Baltimore,Boston, Stamford Ct., Annapolis Md. 1988

  Annapolis Boat Shows;- Baltimore, Boston, Stamford Ct., Annapolis Md 1989

  Annapolis Boat Shows;- South Street Seaport, NY  1990

New Hampshire

 FOUNDRY AND STUDIO OWNER: 1990-2004 STUDIO ON THE RIDGE; NEW DURHAM, NH  

GALLERY & FOUNDRY SERVICES 

Casting and Mold making own work and work of other artists including;  Felix de Weldon and Robert Roche 1989-2004.  Disciplines: Lost Wax Bronze Casting, Vacuum Assist,  Fabrication in multi-media;  Copper Repousse; Sterling Silver

ART INSTRUCTION: Group and Individual; Special Children:- Spurwink School

 

CREATED AWARDS FOR:  

GREATER PORTSMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NH GOVERNOR AWARD PRESENTED TO:

1) NH GOV. MERRILL 1997 (replica of NH % for Art ‘Ship’ Weathervane) 

2) NH GOV. SHEEHAN 1998 (Bronze relief “Old Man on the Mt.) 

  

NEW HAMPSHIRE HONORS:- Nominated for ‘Living Treasure’,  2001

   

PRESENTATION Pewter Plate to the CAPTAIN OF ENDEAVOUR 

 Port Call to Portsmouth, NH, During around the World Cruse


MEMBERSHIPS: 

NH Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, 1995-2000 


NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 1977-1987

  

COMMITTEES: NEA, GRANT SELECTION

National Endowment for the Arts for Bergen County, NJ Grant Approving Committee, 1987

  

CURRENT GALLERY EXHIBITIONS: 

 Skipjack Nautical Wares, Portsmouth,

 VA Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA


CURRENT PROJECTS: “Voyage of the FOX”


(MAX YASGUR, Woodstock Hero 


WEB SITE: - BronzeSea.org