Frederick Elliott Hart was an American sculptor whose work recalls the figurative tradition of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hart studied at the University of South Carolina, the Corcoran School of Art, and American University without receiving a degree. A convert to Catholicism, Hart's work often conveys sensuousness joined with religiosity. In his later career, he created female nudes from cast acrylic resin in a process that he patented.
"If art is to flourish in the twenty-first century, it must renew its moral authority by rededicating itself to life. it must be an enriching, ennobling, and vital partner is the public pursuit of civilization." Frederick Hart.