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 (The Studio Press), and The Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C. (The History Press); his most recent book of verse is, Modern Art: An Exhibition of Criticism (National Civic Art Society); Mr. Curtis is the Common Sense Society's Artist-in-Residence. 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).
The Tidewater House

The Tidewater House

  : The Tidewater House Tradition ... Drive along the backroads of tobacco country and you will see untended fields, collapsed tobacco barns, and centuries of hard-used Tidewater houses, some occupied and some standing against time with just a rusting memory to...

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Villa Aegea

Villa Aegea

...   Central Florida's Villa Aegea : Fifteen years ago, I was asked to design a city in central Florida, a city of 48 square miles with access to sea and air and rail and superhighway, and I accepted the invitation, for several years working diligently on the...

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Hoban’s White House

Hoban’s White House

... James Hoban’s White House : James Hoban was born in 1755 to a tenant family who farmed land in Kilkenny County, Ireland.  Nearby, young James was tutored in carpentry at the Cuffes estate, and later attended the Dublin Society’s Drawing School.  Thomas Ivory, the...

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The American Halloween House

The American Halloween House

... American Halloween House : To prevent attack from ghosts, goblins, Barbies and spidermen, best to offer candy tributes to expecting neighbors and marauding children.  You might attempt scaring away, though scaring is a losing tactic; each year the innocent grow...

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The Modern White House

The Modern White House

... The Modern White House : The White House, the President’s House, symbol of a nation, architectural inheritor of the best that has been thought, said, done; a domestic house like other domestic houses, home to a family, father, mother, children, model of what it...

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Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor Rooms

... Imagining Outdoor Rooms : A house might be one room, suitable to all uses of rest, shelter, activity, or a house might have several rooms, each room suited to its purpose, cooking, gathering, sleeping.  Each room wants some quality suitable to its use, quiet...

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The New American Home

The New American Home

: The New American Home (TNAH) is a showcase of The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a laboratory of building technology and an example of builder know-how.  Next year, 2024, marks TNAH’s 41st year of innovation.  From 1984’s humble $80K, 1,500 sf house...

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