Mission Statement

The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc. (known also as “TSJA” and the “Atelier”) was incorporated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; particularly, to promote the appreciation of, and education about, sculpture and public art in general, primarily through the creation, maintenance, sales and public placement of J. Seward Johnson, Jr.’s artwork, as specified in its Certificate of Incorporation.

TSJA integrates sculpture into the fabric of everyday life and promotes the appreciation of sculpture and public art by producing authorized limited-edition castings of sculpture by Seward Johnson for both sale and exhibition. TSJA is the exclusive owner of copyright in Seward Johnson’s sculpture and is committed to educating the public about his artistic legacy. TSJA has received a gift of a collection of Seward Johnson sculpture, and it will continue to produce and sell sculpture, with the proceeds of sales, exhibitions and licensing being devoted to sustaining TSJA and its charitable and educational programs. TSJA will provide training for artists and skilled craftspersons in modeling, enlarging, casting, fabrication, paint and patina, and may offer those production and conservation services for a fee to sculptors and cultural institutions with an emphasis on promoting public art.

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