Jay Hall Carpenter
Carpenter was elected into the National Sculpture Society before the age of thirty and has won numerous national awards for his sculptures. Recently Carpenter won competitions to create an eight-foot bronze of Maryland State Comptroller Louis Goldstein for the State Capitol in Annapolis, and a life-size bronze and granite sculpture of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog for the University of Maryland, where Henson was a student in the 1950's. After a national search for sculptors, Saint Anne's Catholic Community in Barrington, IL commissioned Carpenter to create its twelve-statue program, Community of Saints and Holy People. These powerful, near-life-size interpretations of historic and modern saints adorn a dramatic new worship space. Carpenter's education includes study at Pratt Institute and The Catholic University of America. He has served as sculptor's assistant to Master Sculptor Frederick E. Hart, working on Hart's major projects for the Washington National Cathedral, and the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC. Carpenter has also served as Sculptor-in-Residence at the Washington Cathedral, Wesley Theological Seminary, and The Catholic University of America, and has taught at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA, and Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. His sculptures and drawings are exhibited in fine art galleries throughout the United States.