ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY SHELTON

CIRCLE OF SIX

Elizabeth Montgomery Shelton is a native of Houston, Texas and has been a sculptor and painter since early childhood. Through her art, she has spent life reflecting and interpreting the world. She captures the strength and sensuality of all women - especially women of color. Her bronze renditions of children remarkably eternalize their innocence and tender spirit. Her resulting works are vivid and energizing in their approach.

 

Elizabeth's sculpture, Mother and Child, can be found in Dr. John Biggers's book, "Black Art in Houston". The Mother and Child sculpture, along with another terracotta is displayed as part of the permanent collection at the University Museum at Texas Southern University. Photography of the terracotta sculpture was used for the cover of the Christmas cards for the University during the 1980's.

 

Ms.Shelton has studies with Dr. John Biggers, Carrol Harris Simms and Martin Vaugel in Paris. She was commissioned in 2000 to do The Mountaintop Award, a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King for the Balck Heritage Society. The Mountaintop Award has been give to Rosa Parks, Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Nelson Mandela.

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