Award Winning Sculptor
A. E. Ted Aub is an award-winning sculptor and professor of art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he has held an academic appointment since 1981. His work has been exhibited in prestigious juried art competitions throughout the U.S. and internationally, including a show at the Taiwan Museum of Art. Within the upstate New York region, Aub has been included in the Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, the Everson Biennial in Syracuse, and the New York State Museum in Albany, among others. Aub's exhibited work is often described as abstract figuration, reflecting the formal and surreal influences of Elie Nadelman, Rene Magritte, and Rufino Tamayo.
Aub's commissioned works include several public sculptures such as "When Anthony Met Stanton," which portrays Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Amelia Bloomer. This sculpture was commissioned by Govenor George Pataki as a tribute to the women's suffrage movement and is set along Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Aub's "Elizabeth Blackwell" resides in the quadrangle at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from which she graduated in 1849, and is an historical sculpture of the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. He completed a series of sculptures for the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla.
In December 2003, he unveiled a sculture commissioned by Nazareth College in honor of the late Jack Morse, an art professor. This piece is a hand with a bird resting upon it.
Aub's other honors include the Memorial Art Gallery Award (1990, 1994) from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, a purchase prize from Lamar Dodd Art Center in Lagrange, Georgia, a merit award from the Roberson Museum and Science Center in Binghamton, the F. M. Howell Award from the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, N.Y., and more.
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Ted Aub, a professor of art at Hobart and William Smith, attended Brooklyn Museum Art School as a Max Beckmann Scholar, and has an MFA degree in sculpture from Brooklyn College and a BFA degree in painting from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
During sabbaticals, Aub has worked in Pietrasanta, Italy. At Hobart and William Smith he has served as chair of the art department and architectural studies program, and has curated exhibits at the Colleges' Houghton House Gallery.