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Elbert Weinberg Collection

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Internationally renowned sculptor Elbert Weinberg (1928-1991) was a Hartford native and now a major collection of his sketchbooks, photographs, personal correspondence, exhibition guides, address books – filled with the names of art-world luminaries and East Coast foundries – and even four sculptures have been gifted to the Hartford History Center.

This extraordinary gift from the Elbert Weinberg Trust offers a window into the working life of a successful artist. Elbert Weinberg, a graduate of Weaver High School, had a studio in the Colt Building for many years, and explored many subjects in his sculptures, including the suffering of the Holocaust, politics, mythology, and the joy in human nature.

He worked in many mediums, including marble, bronze, and other metals. Twice awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome, Weinberg created sculptures that grace museums – including next door at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – public installations, and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. The gift from the Trust to the Hartford History Center fills many boxes and is undergoing cataloging and archival preservation. The four sculptures can be viewed on the Main floor of the Downtown Library.

For more information about Weinberg, his work on the national and world stages and his Connecticut legacy, see http://connecticuthistory…