James Clover was born in Oskalooska Iowa in 1938 is aninternationally known sculptor and consummate academician. After receiving his MFA from Tulane University in New Orleans, the artist taught and created as Professor of Sculpture and Drawing for over 30 years.
Several U.S. cities boast sculpture parks which host the work of both James Clover and Alexander Calder. Major museum collections, holding works by the artist, includes the High Museum of Art Atlanta as well as Mississippi Museum of Art. In 1998, a major Clover installation was completed by Emory University in Atlanta. The artist’s works may also be found in numerous private collections around the world. “I think of my work in terms of music. I am very interested in American Jazz. In it’s purest form iconic or traditional jazz is a trio. The three instruments consist of a piano, bass, and drums. The piano has an incredible range of sounds. I think of color in the same terms as a piano. Bass is a very strong and bold instrument, which provides support for the piano. When working with black this is what I have in mind. The drums are the beat and the rhythm, which support and hold the piano and bass together. The drums parts of my drawings is the structure which supports the melodies.” –James Clover James Clover currently lives and works in Ecuador.
> Clover was a professor of drawing and sculpture for 30 years. His work is almost exclusively steel > or bronze constructions with various welding, paint, and burnishing > treatments. The whimsical forms are often a riotous chaos of white > geometric shapes that climb into the air. Several U.S. cities boast > sculpture parks which host the work of both Clover and, like Alexander > Calder, Clover's creations are no strangers to College campuses. In 1998, > a major Clover installation was completed byEmory University in Atlanta. > Dozens of savvy private collectors also own Clover creations. He moved his > studio from Michigan to St. Thomas, USVI, in 2000, where he utilized his > talents for ten years producing body art and modification. Clover is now creating drawings and painting in a secluded Ecuadorian location.
> Grand Valley State Campus, Allendale, MIUntitled > Grand Valley State Campus, Allendale, MIMonumental Sculptures and Public > WorksUnited StatesGeorgiaThe Wave, 1974, Emory University, > AtlantaUntitled, 1973, Frankie Allen Park, AtlantaUntitled, 1967, West End > Performing Art Center, AtlantaMichiganHeaven and Earth, 1991, Grand Valley > State Campus, AllendaleStudy (Fish), 1991, Grand Valley State Campus, > AllendaleLooking to the Future, 1987, Grand Valley State Campus, > AllendaleUntitled, 1987, Grand Valley State Campus, AllendaleDancing Fish, > 1993, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham(Birds, Fish and Waves), Grand > HavenDragon, Roger Miller, Grand Rapids, MichiganThe River's Edge, 1989, > Grand Valley State Campus-Downtown, Grand RapidsSculpture with Stars, > 1992, SPX Corporation, MuskegonThe Marsh, 1986, Lakeland Medical Center, > St. JosephMississippiJackson Sculpture, 1971, Mississippi Museum of Art, > JacksonOhioWind Wave, 1977, Morrill Hall, Ohio State University, > MarionBibliography[| Smithsonian Research Information System - James > Clover]
Monumental Sculptures and Public Works
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2017 Mason Meurer Gallery, Miami, Florida http://masonfineartandevents.com/james-clover/ 2016 Myth America, Perez Museum of Contemorary Art- Permanent Collection 2016 Woke, AF Yeelen Gallery, Woke AF, Yeelen Gallery Miami Florida http://yeelenart.com/exhibitions/james-clover-woke-af-2/ 2103 Secret Language, Yeelen Gallery Miami, Florida http://yeelenart.com/exhibitions/secret-language/ 1972 The Blade Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, Conyers 1973 Untitled Atlanta 1967 Untitled West End Performing Art Center, Atlanta 1974 The Wave Emory University, Atlanta 1993 The River's Edge Dancing Fish Quarton Lake Waterfall, Birmingham, Michigan 1991 Heaven and Earth Grand Valley State University Campus 1990 The Lake's Edge Grand Haven 1987 Looking to the Future Grand Valley State University Campus 1986 The Marsh Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Michigan 1989 The River's Edge Grand Valley State Campus-Downtown, Grand Rapids 1992 Sculpture with Stars Federal Square Park, Muskegon 1991 Study (Fish) Grand Valley State University Campus 1987 Untitled Grand Valley State University Campus 1971 Jackson Sculpture Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson 1977 Wind Wave Ohio State University, Marion 1970 Suspended Wave Jackson Mississippi International Airport 1971 Untitled Wave High Museum of Art Atlanta Untitled Piece Commercial Office Park Lennox Square Untitled Piece Steelcase Industries, Michigan Exhibitions in galleries in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Louisiana, Ohio, Alabama, Mississippi, California, Washington DC, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota. Selected Publications Referenced in Smithsonian Institute, Who’s Who in American Art Collections Numerous private and public collections.