Susan Clinard

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Susan Clinard began her sculptural studies as an apprentice at the age of nineteen. She continued her fine arts education at the University of Michigan where she also pursued her interest in Cultural Anthropology. Her strong interest in the social sciences brought her to Chicago in 1994 where she began her career as a social worker with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. She worked exclusively in child and family welfare. During these emotionally trying years, Susan kept sculpting intensively.

She collaborated with various fine art studios throughout Chicago, worked on several monuments and established strong working relationships with fine art foundries. It is at this time that Susan first understood that sculpture was the unquestionable voice, which would allow her to be true to herself while also giving back to her community. Clinard’s sculptures express her strong affinity with Nature and her genuine love for all human beings.