Exhibit to Feature Charles Umlauf Sculptures

Oct. 8, 1998

An exhibit featuring the work of renowned Texas sculptor the late Charles Umlauf will open Monday, Oct. 12, at Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center. The exhibit, which will be curated by Charles' son and Baylor professor Karl Umlauf, will run through Dec. 5.

The exhibit will showcase approximately 30 of the senior Umlauf's drawings and sculptures, which span a career of 50 years. Charles Umlauf, who was professor of art at the University of Texas for 40 years, achieved international acclaim for his sculpture. Working primarily in stone, wood, bronze and terra-cotta, his style runs from detailed realism to the classically abstract with subject matter ranging from animals to mythological and biblical figures.

Umlauf's sculptures can be seen in collections throughout the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. According to literature from the Umlauf museum in Austin, no single sculptor has more pieces in Texas public places than Umlauf.

Karl Umlauf, a highly respected artist in his own right, will speak briefly about his father's work at an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Martin Museum.

The Martin Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to

5 p.m. Saturday and during evening and matinee theater performances. There is no admission charge.

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