Amanda has gained international recognition as a forensic sculptor. She has achieved this recognition in part, through her consulting work with the Smithsonian Institute on several occasions. Her facial reconstructions have been the subjects of exhibits at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the National Buffalo Soldier Museum and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Hew work has also been display on programs shown on the History Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Since 2010, Amanda’s work has been featured in several books including on the cover of Kennewick Man by Dr. Douglas Owsley.
With over twenty years of professional experience and an advanced degree in sculpture, Amanda Danning has more than a hundred portraits in museums across the nation. She has gained extensive experience in the museum industry working as a designer, fabricator and exhibit director.
Amanda lectures throughout Texas on the historical figures who are the subjects of her forensic work. Her audiences consistently fill the accompanying venue. Record attendances were set at presentations from Canyon to Beaumont.
Copper Shade Tree in Round Top represents Danning’s fine art paintings and sculptures. Her home and studio are in Columbus, Texas and lives with her brilliant husband and three dogs in Columbus, Texas.