A graduate of Shawnee High School and the Louisville School of Fine Arts, nationally renowned sculptor and artist Ed Hamilton has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for both his artistic achievements and community service. His works are featured in numerous public venues across the country and in private collections around the world. His 8-foot bronze sculpture of York, the slave who was an important member of the Lewis & Clark Expedition Corps, overlooks the Ohio River from the Belvedere Plaza in downtown Louisville. Ed’s 18,000-pound sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the city’s Waterfront Park helps tell the story of the country’s 16th president and his first exposure to slavery as an adult – while watching slaves being loaded onto riverboats on the Ohio River. Ed holds honorary Doctor of Arts Degrees from both the University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. For more information about Ed, click here.
Sponsors: The Speed Art Museum and Glassworks