Clifford Ward

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About the Artist

Clifford Ward is a resident artist at the Grounds for Sculpture.  He entered the Johnson Atelier in 1997 where he first worked as an apprentice.  Cliff became a teacher in metal chasing, then a teacher on the technical teaching staff in metal chasing. ~

Currently residing in Philadelphia, Cliff’s work has been displayed in numerous regional exhibitions in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York.  His work was recently on display at The Gallery at Chapin in Princeton, NJ.

Cliff’s sculpture, “Grace of Judith”, was chosen as a gift for Dr. Maya Angelou upon her visit to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA in 2005.

One of Cliff’s most unique projects was being chosen to work with the paleontology mounting team of the Natural History Museum of New York to articulate ‘SUE’ …the largest, most complete and most controversial dinosaur ever discovered.  After being seized by the FBI for ten years, SUE was auctioned by Sotheby’s and eventually purchased by McDonalds, Disney and the Field Museum of Chicago, where it is permanently housed.