About the Artist

Charles has been working in the sculpture business since the mid '70's when he taught at the Johnson Atelier and Tech School of Sculpture in New Jersey.

Most of my pieces appear as if you have come up upon them inadvertently, capturing a moment in time.  They are casual and lifelike, depicting ordinary scenes with no overt sense of importance.  In that simplicity, however, they convey a sense of familiarity that expresses their significance.  There is a feeling of ease in the every day, and through my sculpture I attempt to recreate that informality.  There is a tension, created by the impending action of the figure.  Whether it is as simple as how a single piece of fabric falls and drapes the body, I attempt to express a point in time, especially one that might otherwise have been overlooked.  In some pieces there is a definite action; in others, an implied action draws the viewer into a potential narrative.  Those quiet unsuspecting moments are ripe with energy, forcing the viewer to stop, take notice, ask questions, and participate in the dialogue. 

Awards

  • The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Award, Audubon Artist, 2003
  • The Calvary Baptist Church Award, American Artists Professional
    League, 2003
  • Richard Reccia Sculpture Memorial Award, North Shore Art Assoc., 2003
  • Jocelyn Edelston Memorial Award, Rockport Art Association, 2003
  • Dr. Robert L. Bertolli Award for Traditional Sculpture,
    Academic Artists Association
    , 2002
  • Richmond Sculpture Award, Salmagundi Club, NY, 2000
  • The Greg Wyatt Award, Hudson Valley Art Association, NY, 2000
  • Richard Reccia Memorial Award, North Shore Art Association, 2000
  • The Academic Artists Association Award, Academic Artists Association, 2000
  • The Leonard J. Meiselman Award,
    American Artists Professional League, New York, 1999
  • Honor Award, Sculpture, Academic Artist Association, 1999
  • Honorable Mention, Sculpture, Hilton Head Art Association, 1999
  • Allied Artists of America Members and Associates Award,
    Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York, 1998
  • First Place Award Sculpture, New England Exhibition,
    Cape Cod Art Association, 1998
  • The Elliot Liskin Memorial Award, Audubon Artists Inc.,
    New York, 1998
  • The Paul Manship Memorial Award,
    North Shore Artists Association, 1998
  • Best of Show (Sculpture), Arts Around Boston, 1998
  • Second Place, Beacon Hill Art Walk, 1998
  • Certificate of Merit, North Shore Art Association, 1998
  • Juror's Award of Merit, New England Impressions Open Juried
    Exhibition, Cape Cod Art Association, 1998
  • Juror's Award of Merit, The Ceil Scaramelli Memorial Exhibition,
    Cape Cod Art Association, 1998
  • Best Figurative Sculpture, Federal Reserve Show
    New England Sculptor Association, 1997

Art Memberships & Associations

  • The American Artists Professional League, NY
  • New England Sculptors Association
  • Academic Artists Association
  • Allied Artists of America, Inc., NY
  • Audubon Artists, Inc., NY

Current Gallery Representations

  • *Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
  • McDougall Fine Arts, Gloucester, MA
  • Swain Gallery, Plainfield, NJ
  • *The Sandy Martin Gallery, Wolfeboro, NH
  • The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, MA

* Indicates a new gallery - see New and Noteworthy for more info.

 


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Charles Hahn - Sculpting Life's Moments in Bronze
122 West Emerson Street Melrose, MA  02176
Tel: 781.454.9876

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charles@charleshahn.com


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