Hamilton, Ed(born: 1947)
Sculptor Ed Hamilton was born in Ohio and grew up in Louisville, KY. He has created a number of sculptures throughout the United States, including the Booker T. Washington Memorial at Hampton University (1984), the Amistad Memorial in New Haven, CT (1992), and the Spirit of Freedom: African American Civil War Memorial in Washington D.C. (1998). A nationally recognized sculptor, he is the author of The Birth of an Artist: a journey of discovery.
Hamilton is a 1965 graduate of Shawnee High School in Louisville and a 1969 graduate of the Louisville School of Art. He also attended the University of Louisville and Spalding College [now Spalding University]. He received Honorary Doctor of Arts degrees from Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville.
For more see the Edward Hamilton website; the Ed Hamilton interview [#209], "Metal Sculpture: Ed Hamilton," on PBS LearningMedia; "Ed Hamilton, Sculptor: Untold to the Unforgettable" on YouTube; "Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton's life changed forever when he met Barney Bright," 4/12/2019, at the Courier-Journal website; and Morgan Mentzer, "Art Talk with Sculptor Ed Hamilton," 5/25/2018, at the National Endowment for the Arts website.