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Charlotte Colby Danly Sculpture Chair


The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts is seeking a sculptor to serve as the inaugural Charlotte Colby Danly Sculpture Chair and in that role to be responsible for helping to build the leading sculpture program in the North America.

The Position The Charlotte Colby Danly Sculpture Chair was made possible by a generous gift from philanthropist – and former Lyme Academy student – Charlotte Colby Danly who wants to help others learn sculpting in the figurative tradition as she did, under the tutelage of noted sculptor Elisabeth Gordon Chandler, the Academy’s founder. Working under the supervision of the Artistic Directors, Jordan Sokol & Amaya Gurpide and closely with the Executive Director, Mora Rowe, the artist chosen to serve in this role will have a unique opportunity to develop a department within Lyme Academy dedicated to excellence in the instruction of sculpture in the classical tradition.


Candidates for the position should demonstrate expertise in artistic anatomy; have and maintain an active artistic practice in sculpture; and possess an extensive knowledge of traditional sculpting methodologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing a sculpting program, from introductory courses through advanced ones, in figurative sculpture, moldmaking, history of sculpture technique and critical thinking. Developing a global reputation of excellence in sculpture will connect to the Academy’s founding and will provide an extraordinary opportunity for the right candidate. Lyme Academy & Its Mission The Lyme Academy of Fine Arts was founded in 1976 by celebrated sculptor Elisabeth Gordon

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