RaubMiddle School

Gift of Art

Gift of Art
At the end of September, Raub Middle School received a special gift – a beautiful sculpture entitled “Crazy Horse” by noted artist Lorenzo Ghigilieri. The gift was donated by one time student and graduate of Allentown High School, Ferne (Rodale) Kushner.
“This is an incredible gift for our students and staff; and all future students and staff; who will enjoy the beauty of Crazy Horse,” states Principal Susan Elliott. “We are truly grateful to Mrs. Kushner and in awe of her generosity.”
Lorenzo Ghiglieri grew up in a rich ethnic culture on the fringe of a Los Angeles ghetto. After receiving extensive formal training, he studied the Old Masters, deriving much influence from Rembrandt, Velazquez and Corot. At just 17 he was honored with a prestigious art scholarship, and by the age of 20, he was working on national accounts. At 22, while serving in the US Navy, he received his first commission when the United States Government requested a painting for Great Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Coronation.
His work graces the walls of some of the world’s most prestigious establishments and homes. His sculptures and paintings have been presented to Pope John Paul II at The Vatican in Rome, President Ronald Reagan at the White House, Mikhail Gorbachev of the Kremlin and King Juan Carlos of the Royal Palace in Madrid; and now, Raub Middle School.