James Barnhill (artist)

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James Barnhill
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James Barnhill in 2016
James Barnhill

EducationMaster of Fine Arts in Sculpture from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1982)
Peter Agostini (professor)
Known forSculpture
Notable work
February One (2002)
General Greene (2007)
Angel of Montoursville (1999)
Bust of Booker T. Washington (1996) near Hardy, VA at the Booker T Washington National Monument
February One (2002), in Greensboro, NC
General Greene (2007), in Greensboro, NC
Little Sipper (1994), in Asheville, NC

James Barnhill, (born 1955) is an American artist and sculptor, best known for his commissioned statues and public monuments. He currently lives and works in Greensboro, North Carolina,[1] and is an art professor at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. His sculpture work spans for more than three decades.[2]

Major works[edit]

Barnhill's website includes many images of his public works. The most notable include:

  • General Greene (2007) Greensboro, NC[3]
  • February One (also referred to as the A&T Four Monument or the Greensboro Four Monument) (2002) Greensboro, NC[4]
  • The Angel of Montoursville (also referred to as the Montoursville Angel or the TWA Crash Memorial) (1999) Montoursville, PA[5]:5[6]
  • The Story (1999) Hickory, NC[7]
  • Civitas (1997) Mountain Brook, AL[8]
  • Bust of Booker T. Washington (1996) near Hardy, VA[5]:4 at the Booker T. Washington National Monument
  • Little Sipper (1994) Asheville, NC[5]:5


  1. ^ Rainwater, Erin McClanahan "Meet an Artist: James Barnhill, Sculptor and Artist of Greensboro", Greensboro News & Record, November 17, 2011
  2. ^ Ackland, Roy "Greensboro Sculptor, Art Professor Behind Iconic Statues Seen Throughout City", FOX8 News, February 9, 2016
  3. ^ "Nathaniel Greene Statue, Greensboro", accessed October 9, 2016, http://docsouth.unc.edu/
  4. ^ "Greensboro Four Monument", accessed October 9, 2016, http://docsouth.unc.edu/
  5. ^ a b c Rowland, Nettie Collins "Artist gives Life through Sculpture" A&T Today, Fall 2000, Volume 3, Issue 1, p. 4–5. Retrieved from https://www.yumpu.com/
  6. ^ Associated Press "Flight Crash Memorial", Beaver County Times, May 2, 1999, p. A5. Retrieved from https://news.google.com/newspapers/
  7. ^ "City of Hickory Public Art Work Inventory" accessed October 9, 2016, http://www.hickorync.gov
  8. ^ Markham, Madoline "Civitas and Strength" Village Living, October 27, 2015

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