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Figure The Internationally Famous Sculptor, Lecturer, Playwright and Author MME. SUZANNE SILVERCRUYS* in her unique delightfully humorous and philosophical lecture-demonstrations on Life, Art, and Sculpture YOUR LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS During Her Lecture Mme. Silvercruys Deftly Models the Portrait Bust of a Subject Chosen from Her Audience * See Who's Who In America MME. SUZANNE SILVERCRUYS Now an American citizen, Mme. Suzanne Silvercruys is the daughter of the late Baron Silvercruys, President of the Supreme Court of Belgium, and sister of the present Baron Silvercruys, Belgian Ambassador to the United States. Mme. Silvercruys has pursued a half dozen careers. Author, musician, social worker, playwright, actress and leader in international society, this brilliant young woman is looked upon today as one of the world's most gifted living sculptors. Belgium has conferred upon Mme. Silvercruys its highest honors — knighthood in the Order of Leopold, Officier of the Order of the Crown. France has made her an Officier d'Academie and the British have given her their Coronation Medal, she is a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts of Great Britain and Temple University has made her an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. In the United States she has won many imporant prizes and competitions. Her head of he late Lord Tweedsmuir has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portrait busts of the Dionne quintuplets are among the most interesting commissions she has executed. Mme Silvercruys is the first and only artist to have the quints as living models. Among her other noted works are the portrait bust of Herbert Hoover, now in the Louvain Library; the Zonta Club Aviation Trophy presented to Amelia Earhart; the Cyrus H. K. Curtis Memorial Plaque; and the Queen Astrid Memorial Group. She recently made the Harvey Deuell Award for the Press Photographers Association and the Count Rumford Memorial. Heroic Statue of Gen. MacAullife in Bastogne, Belgium. Mme. Silvercruys comes to the lecture platform at the very pinnacle of her fame as a sculptor and artist. Her lectures on art and the meaning of art in our individual lives are novel and and fascinating. Baroness Silvercruys' discussions of art are interspersed by scintillating anecdotes of notables she has modelled and met and accompanied by a demonstration of modeling a subject chosen from the audience. Her unusual performance has been enthusiastically received by discriminating audiences throughout the country. BOOKING MAY BE MADE THROUGH EDWARD FORD STEVENSON R. F. D., North Windham, Conn. Mme. Silvercruys was a 'find.' She was graciously received and made a profound impression on the audience.—Earl F. Gardemann, Director, Knife & Fork International, Salt Lake City, Utah. Her lecture is far from the usual 'art' lecture and has to do with the very fabric of life, itself. One of the most inspirational lectures I have ever had on my platform.—Flora Ward Hineline, Town Hall Series, Toledo, Ohio. The appearance yesterday of Mme. Silvercruys was the high-light of the year's program. We hope to have her back next year. I am sure her lecture helped and encouraged dozens of women who only needed a little inspiration to do creative things.—Edith Webber, Woman's Club, Des Moines, Iowa. As she works busily with her hands, she is interesting to watch, she is inspiring to hear, and her persuasive words leave her audiences resolved to make far better use of their own time and talents.—19th Century Women's Club, Oak Park, Ill. Members of the Executives Club who heard Suzanne Silvercruys had a genuinely amazing experience. A sculptor she moulds the English language even more expertly than she moulds clay. For two hours she led her audience by the hand, appealing to its sense of humor, playing upon its emotions.— Daily News, Bangor, Maine. Suzanne Silvercruys turned out to be far more than we expected. She is packed with what it takes and is a human dynamo. The crowd fairly beamed while she was building for her climax. She performed far beyond our expectation and is very easy to look at.—Mark L. Nace, Assoc. Execs. Club, Harrisburg, Penna. All day long students have been talking about today's Convocation. In all my life in the University I have never seen a personality so capture the hearts of the Student body. Dr. Silvercruys knows how to talk to students. She has something to say. I want to write her a note on behalf of the students.—Pres. Temple University, Student Comm. The program given by Mme. Silvercruys was extremely interesting, entertaining and inspiring.—Fay Polk, Evanston Town Hall, Evanston, Ill. We consider her one of the finest speakers we have ever had.—Elizabeth M. Culver, Providence Plantations Club, Providence, R. I. We had never invited a woman to speak before and we were not sure just how the departure from our practice would take, but I want you to know that I never saw a more enthusiastic audience and I don't believe we have ever had a more successful lecture. A lecturer who has peculiarly mixed humor and serious philosophy in an extraordinarily appealing manner.—Francis W. Roys, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass. We felt inspired from having heard Mme. Silvercruys, and many of us have found new interests because of her fine example. Thank you for introducing to us such a charming and worth while person.—Fanny J. Patz, Baltimore Guild, Baltimore, Md. Mme. Suzanne Silvercruys was simply fascinating. Our members were more enthusiastic about her than any speaker we have presented during this past year.—Mrs. W. J. Doughty, Woman's City Club, Kansas City, Mo. She delighted her listeners with her delicate humor, her simple charm, her delectable delineation of character and her inspirational advice. She left her audience mentally and spiritually refreshed. All who heard her were most articulate in their praise and appreciation.—Rose Kennedy Rowe, The A Kempis, Newark, N. J.
|Title||Mme. Suzanne Silvercruys|
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|Personal Name Subject||Silvercruys, Suzanne|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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