The prominent role of American artist John D. Antone, who has been especially associated with the old continent in recent years, lies in his preference for international integration in the field of creation, promotion and education in art. He is an artist, curator and lecturer. As a creator, he is represented mainly by his sculptures, where bronze is his material of choice. Following the Fall of the Iron Curtain, the Embassy of Austria invited Mr. Antone to join a symposium on the topic of reuniting Europe after Communism, where he represented North America as a sculptor. In 2000, he was the first North American artist to exhibit his work at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, D.C.; in 2008, he was the first American artist to be invited to present his work in the 25-year history of the international cultural programme of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. He worked as a docent in the Art Information/Education Department of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and between 2007 and 2008, he was a visiting professor at the University of Rijeka in Croatia.