|Born||Takoma Park, Maryland, United States|
|Training||Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sarah Lawrence College
Judith Inglese is an American artist known for her large public ceramic murals and her illustrations in the children's books of Dedie King. She is the daughter of Frank Caplan and Theresa Caplan, the founders of Creative Playthings.
Life and education
Juditih Inglese received her Bachelors of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and studied ceramics and sculpture at the Accademia de Belle Arti, Rome and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.
Inglese creates ceramic tile murals that are in bas-relief. Inglese hand-cuts and glazes the ceramic tiles, fitting together the tiles like a puzzle upon placing the mural in its final location. She has created major public art works for the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., as well as at hospitals, recreational facilities, libraries, and other public venues throughout the country.
Public artworks by Inglese include:
- 1992 Ceramic frieze spanning three corridors, Memorial Elementary School, East Hampton, Connecticut
- 1984: I'd Hammer Out Love Graham & Parks School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- 1996: A Community Honored, four ceramic murals at the Tyler/Vernon (DART station) of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas Texas
- 1999: Every Person Has a Song to Sing, Rockville Senior Center, Rockville, Maryland
- 2004: Two ceramic murals at the entrance to the Martin County Health Department, Stuart, Florida
- 2007: Ceramic frieze, Headquarters of Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Immokalee, Florida
- 2009: The Current of Life is Ever Onward, 3 ceramic murals, Rockville Town Square, Rockville, Maryland
Inglese has worked with children's author Dedie King to create a series of books that depict cultural elements of a specific country as seen through the eyes of a child narrator, called I See the Sun. The books are published in English and in the language of the country the child lives in, including Mandarin Chinese. The books began being published in 2010 by Satya House Publications. In 2010, I See the Sun in China won an award from Creative Child magazine as well as the Teachers Choice Award for the Family.
Books illustrated by Inglese include:
- King, Dedie, I See the Sun in Afghanistan. Hardwick: Satya House Publications (2011). ISBN 0-9818720-8-5
- King, Dedie, I See the Sun in China. Hardwick: Satya House Publications (2010). ISBN 0-9818720-5-0
- King, Dedie. I See the Sun in Nepal. Hardwick: Satya House Publications (2010). ISBN 0-9818720-9-3
- King, Dedie. I See the Sun in Russia. Hardwick: Satya House Publications (2012). ISBN 1-935874-08-X
References and further reading
- Judith Inglese (2011). "Biography". Judith Inglese. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- "Fletcher-Maynard Academy". Cambridge Public Art. Cambridge Arts Council. 2002. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- "Frank Caplan, 77, Toy Developer". New York Times. 30 September 1988. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Judith Inglese (2011). "CV". Judith Inglese. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- Steve Pfarrer (2011). "'I See the Sun' children's books celebrate cultures from around the globe". Daily Hampshire Gazette. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- Max van Balgooy (2009). "Town Square adds Tile Mural on Washington Street". BookDragon. Max for Rockville. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- City of Cambridge: Fletcher-Maynard Academy, Judith Inglese, Play is Children's Work, 1983 accessed 26 August 2011]
- "Untitled". City of Rockville Art in Public Places. City of Rockville. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- "Graham & Parks School". Cambridge Public Art. Cambridge Arts Council. 2002. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- Tyler/Vernon Station Art accessed 26 August 2006
- "Every Person Has a Song to Sing". City of Rockville Art in Public Places. City of Rockville. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- Redlands Christian Migrant Association: RCMA Spring News, 2010, p. 1 accessed 26 Aug 2011
- Max for Rockville, Town Square adds Tile Mural on Washington Street, October 24, 2009 by Max van Balgooy, accessed 26 August 2011
- Bailey, Michael, RN, Touched by art, Summer 2010 ComMunicationS, the newsletter of Children's Medical Services, Central Florida Region, Florida Department of Health, accessed 26 August 2011
- I See The Sun Books
- Terry Hong (2010). "I See the Sun in China by Dedie King, translation by Yan Zhang, illustrated by Judith Inglese". BookDragon. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 20 Aug 2011.
- The Bookdragon reviews I See the Sun in Afghanistan, from the Smithsonian Institution
- Inglese, Judith. "Report: the Hands and Hearts Family Tile Making project." Arts in Psychotherapy 27:4 (2000): 273-276.