M. Curtis
A sculptor, painter, historian, architectural designer, and poet, Michael Curtis has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The Center for Creative Studies, and The National Gallery of Art; his pictures and statues are housed in over 400 private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, The National Portrait Gallery, and The Supreme Court; he has made statues of presidents, generals, Supreme Court Justices, captains of industry and national heroes, including Davey Crockett, General Eisenhower, and Justice Thurgood Marshall; his relief and medals are especially fine, they include, among others, presidents Truman and Reagan, Justice John Marshall, George Washington, and, his History of Texas, containing over one-hundred figures, is the largest American relief sculpture of the 20th Century; his monuments and memorials, buildings and houses, including The New American Home, 2011, are found coast-to-coast; his plays, essays, verse and translations have been published in over 30 journals (Trinacria, Society of Classical Poets, Expansive Poetry, et cetera), and his most recent nonfiction books are, Occasional Poetry: How to Write Poems for Any Occasion (available through The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (available through The History Press); Mr. Curtis is the National Civic Art Society’s 2021-2022 Research Scholar. Other sites where Mr. Curtis can be found: The Classical Artist (art, architecture, and design), The Studio Press (essays and books – fiction and exposition, verse and prose).
THANKSGIVING TRADITION

THANKSGIVING TRADITION

  Thanksgiving Tradition   Of dark-cloaked Demeter I sing, of long famine and thanksgiving … and the arrow-eyed eagle from Olympus fixed his gaze upon the corn-barren plain, leafless, idle till up from the underworld she came, life-full alike the spring...

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Greek Revival Pattern Book

Greek Revival Pattern Book

  The Greek Revival Pattern Book. You might say, “Classical Greece concluded in the strike of an asp to Cleopatra’s breast.”  Cleopatra VII was, as you recall, Macedonian, ascendent of Ptolemy, Macedonian general, first Greek pharaoh of Egypt, friend and likely...

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Greek Revival: Honeymoon Cottage, #59

Greek Revival: Honeymoon Cottage, #59

  Greek Revival, Honeymoon Cottage FEATURES This charming cottage is available in two plans, pleasantly formal, and pleasing informal.  Both remember Thomas Jefferson's first home at Monticello, the "Honeymoon Cottage" to which in 1772 Thomas brought his bride,...

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Arlington House

Arlington House

  From where I rest upon the stylobate of stout Doric columns at Lincoln’s memorial, I look over Memorial Bridge and up the acropolis of Arlington Cemetery to Robert E. Lee’s house, here to scan the history of these United States in entire.  Considering the theme...

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Top 3 Greek Revival Architects

Top 3 Greek Revival Architects

  Which Greek Revival architect was most Greek: the Dane, the German, the Scotsman?  The German, Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781—1841), designed a royal palace on the Athenian Acropolis for Prince Otto of Wittelsbach, King-elect of Greece.  The Scotsman, Alexander...

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Greek Revival: Ann’s Arbor, #66

Greek Revival: Ann’s Arbor, #66

  Greek Revival: Ann's Arbor Visitors to early 19th-Century America sometimes thought themselves to be in little Greek villages, so much had the Greek influenced domestic architecture in the United States.  (see the Greek Revival houseplan, below)  This was...

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Thomas Gordon Smith: An Appreciation

Thomas Gordon Smith: An Appreciation

  Thomas Gordon Smith: the Classive appreciation of a noble architect. Architecture is sometimes the grandeur of man writ large, sometimes it is man’s foolishness writ large.  Lately, architecture has been an absurdity worthy of Jonathan Swift, as I have no need...

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Aegea Style

Aegea Style

  Walt Disney had a dream and as he dreamed his dream grew, his dream became a vision of a magical park with rivers, mountains, flying elephants and waterfalls, and of course his Mickey Mouse and families with smiling children, and Walt Disney named his dream...

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Greek Revival: Homestead Farmhouse, #65

Greek Revival: Homestead Farmhouse, #65

  Greek Revival: Homestead Farmhouse Visitors to early 19th-Century America sometimes thought themselves to be in little Greek villages, so much had the Greek influenced domestic architecture in the United States.  (see the Greek Revival houseplan, below)  This...

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Greek Beginnings

Greek Beginnings

  We all have many beginnings: the moment creation is renewed in the tiny wedding of male and female, in the birth of drawing air, in coming to words, in growing to knowledge of family, in growing into the cradle of home.  Civilization too has many beginnings:...

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