FORT WORTH -- Harry Geffert, sculptor, teacher, and friend to many, left this world Nov. 10, 2017. He spent his last day on earth doing what he most loved, working in his studio. Harry was 83. CELEBRATION of LIFE: Friends will gather to celebrate Harry’s life from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, please consider sending donations to the Salvation Army; the charity that Harry supported. After receiving his B.S. from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and his M.A. from New Mexico Highlands University, Harry established the sculpture department at Texas Christian University, where he taught for 27 years. In the 1980s he left academia and started Green Mountain Foundry in Crowley, producing bronze castings of his own work and for other well-known Texas artists. Harry’s work is represented in major public collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, and the El Paso Museum of Art. His art is also part of many exemplary private collections. In his 50year art career, Harry had numerous solo museum exhibitions. He also received an NEA grant and a Legend Award from the Dallas Visual Art Center. Most recently, Harry was represented by the Chris Worley Fine Arts Gallery in Dallas. Harry will be greatly missed by his partner and long-time love, Linda Ridgway, his protégé, Ken King, and a multitude of friends.
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