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WILLIAM BARTH OSMUNDSEN
Born 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.

First Commercial Art work
EDITORIAL CARTOONIST FOR A LOCAL NEW JERSEY PAPER,
Ramsey Journal during High School, 2 years.
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

NAVY MUSEUM Artwork
Amphibious Museum, Bust of Vice Admiral Heinz
Operation Torch Museum, Nansemond Hotel, Ocean View, VA

GALLERY Exhibitions Virginia:- 1969-1971,
Studio Gallery, Virginia Beach,
One Man Exhibit: Nov. 1971

FREELANCE New York 1972-1976;
Time Magazine, Man of the Year
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 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, FOR 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, placed in the Town Park, 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
NEW YORK; SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES: premier One-Man; 1977
Rockefeller Ctr. Sponsored in part by SAS

OSLO, NORWAY; DAVID-ANDERSEN A/S, One-Man; 1978; Karl Johns Gt.,
Sponsored in part by: City of Oslo & SAS

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

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


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 Exhibition:

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


FOUNDRY AND STUDIO OWNER: 1990-2004
STUDIO ON THE RIDGE; NEW DURHAM, NH
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
Gallery: Exhibits Own Work
Instruction: Group and Individual; Special Children:- Spurwink School

CREATED AWARDS FOR:
GREATER PORTSMOUTH CHAMBER OFCOMMERCE
NH GOVENOR AWARD PRESENTED TO:
GOV. MERRILL 1997 (replica of NH % for Art ‘Ship’ Weathervane)
GOV. SHEEHAN 1998 (Bronze relief “Old Man on the Mt.)

NEW HAMPSHIRE HONORS:- Nominated for ‘Living Treasure’,
Highest NH Arts Award 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
NYC Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, 1977-1987

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

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:
Skipjack Nautical Wares, Portsmouth, VA
Beach Gallery, Virginia Beach, VA

CURRENT PROJECTS: “Voyage of the FOX”
(A Booklet About this Project is available)

WEB SITE: - BronzeSea.org

E-Mail: BILLOSMUNDSEN@AOL.COM