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John Bisbee Receives Rappaport Charitable Foundation Prize

Story posted August 27, 2003

The Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation has given its $20,000 Rappaport Prize, the largest public annual award to an individual artist in New England, to Bowdoin College art lecturer John Bisbee. The Rappaport Prize is administered by DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Mass.

Bisbee is a Maine-based sculptor who welds nails and spikes to create intricate works suggesting organic and geometric forms. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Alfred University in New York and attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. He has been teaching at Bowdoin since 1996.

Bisbee's prize will be awarded at the DeCordova Museum's Annual Fall Meeting of Trustees and Overseers on Tuesday, September 23.

The Rappaport Prize was established to recognize both the achievement and potential of an artist who has already demonstrated significant creativity and vision, and also to encourage the artist to continue in a career of art. The Rappaport Prize conforms to the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation's mission to encourage leadership in specific sectors of the community.

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