About the sculptor.............


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About the Sculptor



A native of Northern Kentucky, Donna  Weaver pursued a Fine Arts degree at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where she studied sculpting, painting and print making, graduating in 1966. She worked for several area toy companies, Kenner Toys and Hasbro, sculpting boy's action figures and girls toys. Changing direction, Donna became a United States Mint sculptor-engraver in July, 2000 and held the job for 5 1/2 years, retiring in 2006.  She is now part of the Artistic Infusion Program at the Mint and designs for specific coin programs (click here for a list of coin and medal credits).

Ms. Weaver and her husband revived the art of miniature bas-relief wax portraiture, which was popular in the United States between 1750 and 1840. Named one of Early American Life Magazine's best artisans, her wax portraits have been judged to be of museum quality.  Donna divides her time between sculpting the wax portraits, gallery exhibits, commissioned work and participating in living history events from Virginia to Illinois.

Visit this link to see a brief interview with Barry Bernson of WDRD, Fox 41 in Louisville Ky.