A sculptor with bronze, Edward Hlavka's work includes figurative subjects of historical, political, wildlife, western, religious and ethnic themes. The artist developed an early passion for Art and a natural ability for working with clay while growing up in the shadow of Mt.Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Monumental commissions of note include a major work for the Smithsonian Institutes National Museum of the American Indian, with a representation of the Oneida Indian Nations struggle for independence. A short walk over to the United States Capitol building in the National Statuary Hall Collection you will find on permanent display Hlavka's life-size Bronze depiction of a young Helen Keller for the State of Alabama.
Edward Hlavka is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and has a unique ability to portray characterizations to the delight the many people across the country who view and collect his work. Exactness of detail, whimsy and grace of figurative design are hallmarks of Mr. Hlavka's work.