Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is proud to announce their latest sculpture, a larger than life bronze of Rosalind Franklin. The sculpture was unveiled May 29th, in front of The Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, in North Chicago, IL. The figure is set in a granite base and is installed on the West side of campus.
Rosalind Franklin was a renowned female scientist, a specialized biophysicist, and X-ray crystallographer. Her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA helped her co-workers understand how genetic information is passed from parents to their offspring. Rosalind Franklin was accomplished in her field and has been recently recognized worldwide for her discoveries. Her data and photographs of DNA led to immeasurable progress in science.
The President of the University, Dr. Michael Welch, was the driving force in making this installation come to fruition, with the help of Julie’s agent, Kathleen Van Ella (Portraits Chicago) who made the introduction. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a non-profit, private graduate school located in North Chicago, Illinois. It has 2,000 students and five schools – the Chicago Medical School, the College of Health Professions, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine.
“It was truly an honor to sculpt Rosalind Franklin and have her immortalized in bronze. It is rare that women get immortalized in sculpture; mostly men are recognized for their accomplishments and become icons in perpetuity for the public to appreciate. I am delighted that I could be part of the effort to contribute to the recognition of an outstanding and accomplished female leader,” said Julie Rotblatt-Amrany, artist and co-founder of Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany.
About Julie Amrany and Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany
Julie has been doing figurative sculpture for over 30 years and has produced a wide array of public art. Some sculptures honor figures from veterans to sports icons or astronauts, while others create a healing space in places like hospitals. Commission work is a major effort in the business, although exploring her personal artistic vision is just as important in her work. Science has always been an inspiration for her artwork, and the intricacies of nature are part of the driving force behind her creative endeavors.
Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany is a Chicago-based group of artists and designers known for public artwork. Installations include parks and urban development. Our expertise spans the domain of figurative bronze monuments to contemporary art installations incorporating steel, glass, and granite. Our works will last in perpetuity. They reflect current contemporary consciousness and look into the future for experimentation with newfound materials and cutting edge discoveries in science.
We aim to work in collaboration with our clients to create innovative and inspirational art. As artists, our mission is to extend the human link of knowledge. As business people, we work to achieve the best project that reaches out to the hearts and minds of the community. In the last 20 years in the United States alone we have completed more than 200 public works of art. Contact us at 1-847-432-9925 to challenge us to bring a new sculptural experience to your life.