Jay Hall Carpenter earned his reputation during 20 years as sculptor for the Washington National Cathedral. He created the original carver’s models for over 500 sculptures that adorn the gothic, limestone building. Many American churches have commissioned his work, as have the State Department, the Smithsonian, Canterbury Cathedral, and the New England Medical Center. Other clients include the University of Missouri at St Louis, and the State of Maryland. He has won numerous sculpture design competitions, including those to create an eight-foot bronze of Maryland State Comptroller Louis Goldstein for the State Capitol, and a life-size bronze and granite sculpture of Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog for the University of Maryland. George Lucas selected Carpenter to create the sculptural centerpiece for a new film school at the University of Southern California. Carpenter’s sculptures are exhibited in premier fine art galleries in the United States and England.