Nita Sunderland is an educator at Bradley University as well as a world renowned artist. In addition to her many years of teaching and mentoring, she has created a vast catalog of her own highly regarded works. Her sculptures are found throughout our region and beyond. Bradley University’s campus is ornamented by two notable pieces, “Split Figure: Woman I” and “Birds of Prey.” The grounds of the former Lakeview Museum proudly display the work “People.” Sunderland has also contributed to our community through her expertise of restoring and recovering treasured pieces of art which have been damaged by time and the elements. Through her talents and efforts she has preserved many local works for the enjoyment and enrichment of future generations.