April 18 | 5PM MT
John Lewis (1940-2020) was a Civil Rights icon. Licaretz discusses how he created a series of medals honoring Lewis using a sculpture in the round portrait that he modeled in clay. He modified the sculpture and made a series of reliefs by manipulating the scan data in 3-D modeling programs. The final results were then printed with a liquid resin printer, and molded and cast in bonded bronze.
Jim Licaretz served two stints as Medallic Sculptor at the U.S. Mint, and served as a faculty member at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, and the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. His works are in numerous private collections, as well as the British Museum, the Royal Coin Cabinet, the American Numismatic Society, and the Smithsonian Institution. Jim is active in the American Medallic Sculpture Association, the Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art, and is the recipient of the ANA’s 2008 Numismatic Art Award for Excellence in Medallic Sculpture. (NAAEMS).