Michael Skop
Curriculum Vitae

1948-1950 Lakewood High School
Greater Cleveland High School art exhibit
Football awards: All Erie League, Up Press, All Ohio All Star, All State of Ohio

1951-1955 Syracuse University
Assistant to Ivan Mestrovic, pupil of Rodin. Worked on many castings for him and preparation sketches for monuments throughout the world.
Syracuse Museum Exhibit, 1953
Various exhibits in the city of Syracuse during this period
Syracuse University art students exhibit
Many commissions and art work sold
Tau Sigma Delta Honary Society (applied arts)

1955 Entered graduate school at the University of Notre Dame

1956-1958 March-Drafted into the armed services for two years
Served as an artist in the medical section of the Army
Designed training aids
Murals for conference rooms
Party decorations and signs
Served in Germany, Swebish Gmund and Wackerheim in the North
Received recognition for “Merit of Service Award”

1958 February-1959
Returned to Notre Dame to complete graduate studies
1) Assistant art curator; restoration of paintings
2) Graduate Assistant
Taught drawing at “The Barn School of Art” 1958-59
Received numerous commissions: St. Josapath Ukrainina Church in Cleveland (crucifix); Portraits: The Canadian writer, Mr. Oshtrich; Bishop of India; Croation monk from Chicago

1959-1969 Received the Heinrik Kauffman grant from the American Scandinavian Foundation in New York City
Studies at the Danish Royal Art Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. Field of study: Sculpture, Danish Language, history and methodology of art.
Student art exhibit at the Academy
The Academy purchases drawing for their collection
Chief Justice Hagerup purchases drawing for his collection
Many art works are in private collections in Denmark and Sweden.
Became a fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation

1960 During this period I traveled throughout Denmark and Sweden for the purpose of studying churches and sculpture.

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