July 19, 2012
Donna Weaver US Master Mint Designer will be in Lebanon this weekend at the American Heritage Craftsman & Artisan Show at the Warren Co History Center.
Weaver studied sculpting, painting and print-making at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and graduated with a fine arts degree in 1966. A native of northern Kentucky, she worked for several area toy companies, including Kenner Toys and Hasbro, sculpting action figures and toys. From 2000 until her retirement in 2006, she served as a sculptor-engraver at the United States Mint at Philadelphia. While at the United States Mint, Weaver designed the 2007 Montana, Wyoming and Idaho state quarters and many others. She has revived the art of miniature bas-relief wax portraiture, which was popular in the U.S. between 1750 and 1840. Named one of Early American Life magazine's best artisans, her wax portraits have been judged to be of museum quality. She divides her time between sculpting wax portraits, gallery exhibits and commissioned work and participating in living history events and juried shows in Virginia, Indiana and other states.
2011 September 11 National Medal obverse and reverse
2011 First Spouse Julia Grant obverse
2011 U.S. Army Commemorative clad obverse
2011 Chickasaw National Recreation Area Quarter reverse
2010 American Eagle Platinum (To Establish Justice) reverse
2010 First Spouse Jane Pierce obverse
2010 First Spouse Jane Pierce reverse
2010 Boy Scouts of America Centennial Commemorative silver obverse
President George W. Bush 2nd Term Medal obverse
2009 First Spouse Anna Harrison obverse
2008 First Spouse Elizabeth Monroe reverse
2008 Bald Eagle Commemorative clad reverse
See Ms. Weaver exhibiting at the American Heritage Traditional Craftsman Show at the Warren County Historical Society on Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd of July. She will be showing examples of her exquisite and highly detailed miniature bas-relief wax portraits of many famous American historical figures. These include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and many other pre-Revolutionary, Revolutionary, Civil War and even European history makers.
Details: 513-932-1817 or www.wchsmuseum.org
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