Harold Kalmus received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, concentrating on the study of sculpture, art theory and anatomy, studying under the tutelage and mentorship of the noted sculptor and anatomist Walter Erlebacher. He has kept an active studio practice, producing sculpture which incorporates a modernist sensibility with an adherence to the figurative traditions of the past. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and museum exhibits and is included in many private collections.
Currently, in addition to his studio work he is engaged in the completion and preparation for publication of the manuscript “On the Figure”, a comprehensive method of the study of the figure for artists by Professor Erlebacher, left incomplete at the time of his death. In addition to his work as a sculptor, he is an accomplished digital illustrator and animator. He lives and maintains his studio in the historic community of Arden DE.
Recent and Upcoming Exhibitions:
“Realist Traditions”, Old College Museum, University of Delaware. Invited to participate in this four person exhibit exploring the theme of contemporary work reflecting and influenced by art of the past. Newark, DE, Spring 2017.
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Arnot 75th Regional Exhibition, April 2016
“Pope Up” with Philadelphia Sculptors. My sculpture “Icon” included in this show commemorating Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia. Globe Dye Works, Philadelphia, September, 2015.
Delaware Division of the Arts, Carvel State Building Gallery, Solo Show, May – June, 2015.
Hudson Valley Art Association, 82nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Salamagundi Club, New York, NY, September 2014
Honorable Mention awarded.
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Arnot 74th Regional Exhibition, June 2014, Juried group show.
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE, April 2014, Group show.
Schuller School of Fine Arts, Baltimore, MD, April 2014, Juried group show.
Museu Europeu d’Art Moderno, Barcelona, Spain, Finalist “Figurativas ‘13”, November 2013.
Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA, September 2013, Group show.
Book Place Gallery, Oxford, PA, May 2013, Group show.
Twenty –Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, December, 2012, Solo show of sculptures and reliefs.
Film Brothers Gallery, Wilmington, DE, July, 2012, Group Show.
Delaware Center of Contemporary Art, 2010, “Crossing Borders” Juried Group Show.
Delaware College of Art and Design, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Faculty Exhibition.