Opus 40 creator Harvey Fite, a Bard College professor and the founder of the college’s Fine Arts Department, is honored for his remarkable contributions to both local culture and Bard College with a marble self-portrait bust. The piece is installed in Bard’s Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library. It is given as a gift from Fite’s stepson Jonathan Richards and his wife Claudia Jessup. It remains in this place today.
Pictured: Harvey Fite discusses a student’s work in the Bard sculpture studio in fall 1966; Joseph Consentino Photography