October 31, 1996 |
Looking for an antidote to spin doctors and political pundits who confuse you with fractured facts and doomsday predictions? George Stuart gives a fresh perspective on the American presidency. Whether he's presenting a monologue at the Ventura County Museum of History and Art or holding court at his Ojai Gallery, there's no confusing what Stuart thinks. At the museum, where his trademark, one-quarter scale Historical Figures--serve as a dramatic backdrop, Stuart is the consummate performer.
October 19, 1995 |
Famed monologuist George S. Stuart will discuss "The Conquest of the Americas" on Saturday during a presentation at his Gallery of Historical Figures near Ojai. Stuart has created some 300 figures since 1953, and they are divided into several specific groups. There is the Renaissance and Reformation, the Tudors, the Stuarts, the Hanovers, the Romanovs, the fall of the czars, American patriots, American founders, Abraham Lincoln and so on.
November 27, 1994 |
In honor of the upcoming Chinese New Year, an exhibit titled "Last of the Manchus" by historical miniaturist George Stuart will be on display through Feb. 6 at the Carole & Barry Kaye Museum of Miniatures. Stuart has created the likenesses of several historical characters from the end of China's Manchu Dynasty, including Empress Tzu-Hsi, who ruled the Chinese court at the time of the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.
January 21, 1993 |
People generally have an interest in the family dysfunctions, sex lives and even shoe sizes of famous people. But Ojai monologuist and artist George Stuart has made them a way of life. Stuart serves as curator of the Historical Figures Gallery at the Ventura County Museum of History and Art. And he is known for his registered trademark, Historical Figures, which he describes as "one-quarter life-size, three-dimensional portraits." (Never call them dolls.
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December 5, 1991 |
George Stuart, a historian, monologist and craftsman who has achieved international recognition for his one-quarter scale figurines of historic characters, has been chosen for the city of Ojai's Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award. Stuart uses his handcrafted, mixed-media statuary to illustrate his opinionated theatrical monologues explaining world-changing events and the people who shaped them.
March 29, 1990 |
Her auburn hair has turned white, and her pink cheeks have gone pale. At 81, with weary eyes and deep creases in her sagging flesh, she appears tired, perhaps resigned. Yet elegantly dressed in black satin and lace, she remains a powerful presence. She is England's Queen Victoria, in 1900, a year before her death. Actually, she's a one-quarter life-size figure of Victoria, standing in a case at the Ventura County Museum of History and Art.