Born in 1906 in Germany, Steffan Thomas began his career as an apprentice under a stone carver. Eventually making his may to Georgia, Thomas became an American citizen and produced quite a few of the country’s monuments and sculptures: the Alabama Memorial for the Vicksburg National Military Park; Triloon, a large public fountain in Atlanta; and busts of Franklin D. Roosevelt and George Washington Carver. In addition to these public commissions, Thomas made a living through portraiture. Though firmly based in the Expressionist movement of his native Germany, his is a vision translated through the American experience, and there is inherent in his work a sense of freedom and experimentation. Steffen Thomas: Rediscovered will assemble over ninety works from both public and private collections that reveal his mastery of various mediums and the depth and breadth of his subject matter. Ranging from floral still lifes and portraiture to pure abstraction, this exhibition is the story of one artist’s love affair with the American ideals of freedom and innovation. Ogden Museum of Art, 925 Camp Street. ogdenmuseum.org.