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About Jay Goldstein

Center Valley, PA

From childhood, I carved in wood with a small pocket knife. Art was just a hobby until I met Myron Barnstone of Barnstone Studios. I studied classical drawing with Barnstone from 1997 to 2007.


From Barnstone, I learned Dynamic Symmetry, the theory of creating an architecture within a work of art.


This theory was best described by Kenyon Cox (1856-1919) who noted, “Without design, there may be representation, but there can be no art.”


Texts on Dynamic Symmetry include The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry by Jay Hambidge, The Geometry of Art and Life by Matila Ghyka, and The Treatise on Landscape Painting by Andre Lhote.


My works have received awards from the National Sculpture Society in New York City, including the Society’s Annual Awards Exhibition Silver Medal and John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize (2008); the Montana Memorial Prize (2011 and 2012); the Margaret Hexter Prize (2014) and Brookgreen Medal and Anna Hyatt Huntingdon Prize (2019).


In July 2010, I was elected a Professional Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society, Class of 2010. In December 2010, I was elected a Member of the Audubon Artists, Inc. In April 2011, I was elected a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League, and a Member of Allied Artists of America.


And in June 2018,  I was Elected a Fellow in the National Sculpture Society. As of January 2020, there were just 125 such Fellows worldwide.

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