An unusual hand carved bed by the noted and accomplished artist Henry Philippe Loustau. He has had had major commissions throughout the Northeast and a brief bio follows from his website:
HENRY PHILIPPE LOUSTAU
Henry Loustau was born in West Virginia and grew up on a farm. Animals, rugged landscapes, tools and mechanical devices were a staple of his childhood. He studied fine art at Phillips Exteter Academy, Dartmouth College, Sir John Cass School of Art (London), and the University of Illinois. Loustau has taught art at colleges in Alabama, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Currently, he is on the faculty at West Chester University where he teaches drawing, painting and three-dimensional design. His wide range of interests have led to commissions for portraits, magazine covers, kinetic sculptures, set designs for theater, and exotic garden sculptures. His work is in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections.
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, MFA, 1984 (painting and drawing)
- Sir John Cass School of Art, London, 1979-80 (anatomy, drawing, sculpture)
- James B. Reynolds Fellowship for study abroad. Awarded by Dartmouth College. 1979
- Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, BA, 1978 (visual studies)
- The Robert L. Read Prize for Fine Arts, Dartmouth College
- The Friends of Dartmouth Library Prize – Art of the Book
- The Adelbert Ames, Jr. Fine Arts Award
- Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 1974
- Associate Professor of Art, West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
- CURRENT PROJECTS
- The New Castle County Courthouse, Wilmington, DE. A “Non-garden Garden”
- The Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Interactive kinetic sculpture
- MAJOR COMMISSIONS
- The Roosevelt Institute, Hyde Park, NY. Kinetic sculpture
- The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY. Interactive kinetic sculpture
- The Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA.
- Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
- Avon Grove Library, West Grove, PA
- Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
- Ocean County Library, Toms River, NJ
- The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
- Astra-Zeneca Corporation, Wilmington, DE.
- Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington, DE
- Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, National competition, 2002, Project completed.
- New Castle County Courthouse, National competition, 2005, Finalist.
- Girard Avenue Bridge, Regional Competition, 2004, Finalist.
- Septa, Percent for the Arts Competition, 2003, Finalist.
- Patco, Percent for the Arts Competition, 2002, Finalist.