I wanted to bring out the truth of Dr. Anlyan. I ‘m not interested in bringing myself to the fore. The important element is the sitter and his personality. I wanted to express that Dr. Anlyan is a humane, warm human being. All that is captured in his face.
I was able to talk with Dr. Anlyan a couple of times, and I talked frequently with the people who knew him. I saw him at work, and I studied portraits of him. From these I got the idea of the personality that I wanted to express.
The portrait bust of Dr. William Anlyan, former chancellor of Duke University … is of astonishing spontaneity and life. Creations such as this should enrich your country with enduring works, destined to leave an indelible mark.
Dott. A. Dolcini, President, Ceramics Institute of Faience
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