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Cover Art – 07/11/08

Kathleen Friedenberg began her professional career as a veterinary surgeon in England, and came to the United States, on a Thouron scholarship, studying human and equine orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Following marriage and study at a commercial art school, she spent several years doing medical and veterinary illustration, including illustrating three books.
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Kathleen Friedenberg began her professional career as a veterinary surgeon in England, and came to the United States, on a Thouron scholarship, studying human and equine orthopedics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Following marriage and study at a commercial art school, she spent several years doing medical and veterinary illustration, including illustrating three books.

Sculpting began at night school, but soon became a full-time occupation.  Further study with Zenos and Evangelos Frudakis resulted in a more structured and classical approach, and her veterinary background gives her unexcelled understanding of animal anatomy and movement.

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Horses are the favorites, in a wide range of human and animal subjects. She’s actively involved with the American Academy of Equine Art and conducts an annual workshop of equestrian sculpture, under their auspices, at the Kentucky Horse Park.  In 2003, she taught the first of the AAEA’s workshops at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center.

In 2002 and 2003, she also taught classes, in sculpture of the horse, at the Scottsdale Artist’s School in Arizona.

This week’s cover, Summer Idyll, is a 9 1⁄2″ x 19″ x 8″ bronze. Friedenberg resides in Ardmore, Pa.

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