Winter Art Studio

About the Artists

Sherl Joseph Winter

He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and the University of Pennsylvania with a M.F.A. Degree in 1959.  He also studied at the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA and the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio.

Teaching includes Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, and the LaSalle Scholasticate in Elkins Park, PA.

Winter has exhibited his sculpture at the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, LaSalle College, Philadelphia, PA, Allied Artists, New York City, NY, and the Michelson Gallery in Washington, DC.

His work is in many private collections, The Pennsylvania Academy Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA,Villanova University, Villanova, PA,  and the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica.

Some of the awards he has earned are an HUD Honor Award for the Town Pump Fountain, Salem, MA, and the Family of Bears, Delancey Street Park, Philadelphia, PA., Pauline Law Award, Allied Artists, N.Y.C, NY, Stimson and Stewardson Awards, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Liturgical Sculpture Commissions executed include Stations of the Cross, St. Joseph’ Church, Danville, PA, Glazed Ceramic Relief, Old St. Mary’s, Philadelphia, PA, Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Carbondale, PA, Crucifixion, Holy Redeemer Church, Chinatown, Philadelphia, PA, all for the Edward Byrne Studios, Doylestown, PA.  Others are:  St. Gianna Beretta Molla, Nativity of Our Lord Church, Warminster, PA, Baptistry Wall Sculpture and Processional Cross for Our Mother of Consolation, Philadelphia, PA, Crozier, carved wood for Bishop Martin Lohmueller, Philadelphia, PA.

During his tenure at the United States Mint, he designed numerous medals, including the 1986 Statue of Liberty half dollar (reverse) and the 1988, Olympic silver dollar (reverse).  He was acting Chief Engraver upon the retirement of Frank Gasparro in 1981.  He has designed over 300 medals and coins for private mints throughout the country. He is currently serving on the Citizens Coinage Advisory Commission for the United States Mint  in Washington. DC.

His work is published in:  “Sculpture of a City”, Walker Publishing Company, 1974 and “Commemorative Coins of the United States:  A Complete Encyclopedia”, Q. David Bowers, 1991


Kathy Winter

Kathy attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA  on a four year scholarship, and received a B.F.A. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania., took courses at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA. She also studied Chinese Brush painting with Phoebe Shih, Flourtown, PA. 

She taught at the Abington Art Center, Abington, PA, the Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA, the Conshohocken Art League, Conshohocken, PA, Villa St. Joseph, Flourtwn, PA, and Our Mother of Consolation School, Philadelphia, PA.

Exhibitions include the Knickerbocker Art Exhibition, New York City, NY, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA, Luthern Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, Conshohocken Art League, Conshohocken, Pa, Cathedral Village, Philadelphia, PA, Springfield Retirement Community, Wyndmoor, PA, Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, PA.

Portrait commissions include two of Captain John Laboon, S.S.J., Chaplain, U.S.N.  one for the Chaplain’s Office, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, and the other for the Officers’ Quarters, U.S.S. Laboon.  Other portraits are T. T. Chang, Founder of the Chinese Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts - “Lost Dreams on Canvas Program”, Portraits of Children, Victims of Violence in Philadelphia.

She created the design for the stained glass window for St. Bede’s Church, Holland, PA., and also the designs for the etched and stained glass windows for the Shore Memorial Hospital Chapel, Somers Point, NJ., through the Edward Byrne Studio, Doylestown, PA.

Kathy has painted and aided in the restoration of many works of art, including the statue of St. Gabriel which was rescued from the flood waters of Katrina.

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