Alien Bust / Thaddeus Mosley





In a city like Pittsburgh that is steeped with tradition, oral histories become a unique view into the past. Stories told over generations are met with curiosity about places and people forever changed by time. One such storyteller is artist Thaddeus Mosley.THADDEUS MOSLEY: SCULPTURE (STUDIO | HOME) is a solo exhibition highlighting both the professional and private life of sculptor Thaddeus Mosley. Mosley’s complete artist studio and portions of his North Side home have been documented, transported and reconstructed within the Mattress Factory’s galleries.
About the Artist
Thaddeus Mosley was born in 1926 in New Castle, PA. After graduating from high school, Mosely enrolled in the U.S. Navy. In 1950, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a double major in English and Journalism. During the 1950s, Mosely began writing freelance for The Pittsburgh Courier and he also began making sculptures. In 1968, he had his first solo exhibit at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
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