Seated Nude Bronze
He was born on December 16, 1933 in Michoacan, Mexico and he is at the height of his career. He is an internationally renown sculptor and is a man of great sensitivity and enormous talent. His exhibits have been held in the United States, Mexico and Europe.
The female forms that Felipe Castañeda creates out of marble, onyx, and bronze embody both the traditional and modern sensibilities of Mexico. Forms of motherhood and fertility evoking the pre-Columbian culture are coupled with an abstract, stylized interpretation of sensuality that is universal in its depiction of female beauty. Castañeda transforms his subjects' contemplative expressions and simple gestures into noble artistic expressions.
Reflecting on his life experience, Castañeda still marvels at the mysteries of an artist's creation: "I still consider it a kind of miracle that forms almost identical to human beings are born out of a rock – and in some cases, the only thing lacking for them to be alive is for them to move of their own accord and speak."
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Powder III 26" Clay Sculpture
Paul Dubois (July 18, 1829 - 1905) was a significant French sculptor and painter.
He was born at Nogent-sur-Seine. He studied law to please his family, and art to please himself, and finally adopted the latter, and placed himself under Toussaint. After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts, Dubois went to Rome. His first contributions to the Paris Salon (1860) were busts of The Countess de B. and A Child. For his first statues, St John the Baptist and Narcissus at the Bath (1863), he was awarded a medal of the second class. The statue of The Infant St John, which had been modelled in Florence in 1860, was exhibited in Paris in bronze, and was acquired by the Musée Luxembourg.
The chief work of Paul Dubois was The Tomb of General Lamoricière in the Cathedral of Nantes, a brilliant masterpiece conceived in the Renaissance spirit, with allegorical figures and groups representing Warlike Courage, Charity, Faith and Meditation, as well as bas-reliefs and enrichments; the two first-named works were separately exhibited in the Salon of 1877.
In my art, I strive to share with others the love and respect I have for nature and the cowboy lifestyle. Living on our cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains, I have had many extraordinary experiences throughout my life. Memories of an elk’s bugle echoing through a canyon, two black bear cubs exploring a new world or spending time packing into the high country of Colorado with horses are some of the many events that have inspired my work. I hope having my work in your home or office will bring a bit of nature into your life, as well as a desire to help protect our natural environment and Western way of life.
Nude 4" x 20" x 13.5" Bronze
Ramon Kelley is a well known artist from Denver, Colorado. Spending a lifetime producing art in first one medium and then another. Ramon is a founding member of the Pastel Society of America and was named to the Pastel Hall of Fame and has also been named Master of Oil Painting by the Oil Painters of America and a member of many artists' societies. As one of the founders of the Art Student League of Denver, he has given so much of his time to the training of up and coming artists of the future. Ramon is the author of several books on art, numerous magazine articles and DVD's. His art is collected by museums, corporations and individuals around the world.
The art of Ramon Kelley is full of emotion. It makes you become one with the paintings, the personality of his models, their mood and their thoughts. You are spell-bound and you are drawn into the art. His still lifes of everyday objects are so beautiful that it enriches your life to be able to view them through his eyes and the deep feeling he has as he paints. In all mediums, you know that you have met a master. It is a joy to have and to live with his art as a part of your life. This is Ramon Kelley's gift to the world.
He is a devoted family man and friend. This is Ramon Kelley the artist, Ramon Kelley the man.
There is not enough space to list the many things he does for art and art lovers and collectors and he is always available to one and all.
An Artist committed to representing in bronze, America at work , Past and Present.
J. HULEN MERCER
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Mestais is a listed sculptor who worked in France around the turn of the 20th century. Not much else is known about him.
Remington was one of the first American artists to illustrate the true gait of the horse in motion as validated by the famous sequential photographs. Previously, horses in full gallop were usually depicted with all four legs pointing out, like "hobby horses". The galloping horse became Remington's signature subject. Though criticized by some for his use of photography, Remington often created depictions that slightly exaggerated natural motion to satisfy the eye. He wrote, "the artist must know more than the camera...(the horse must be) incorrectly drawn from the photographic standpoint (to achieve the desired effect).
My desire to preserve some of the fine old structures and their stories, and my delight in the colors and textures of the weathered wood, barn tin, and harness hardware prompted me to begin incorporating the castoff materials into my furniture. From barn roofs to early grain elevators, archetypal building shapes and details serve as inspirations for designs. I try to bring humor and a great deal of reverence into the design of the furniture, and at the same time let the surprising and varied parts go on working and being enjoyed in a second, recycled life.
By using the salvaged parts of the old windmills, houses, and barns in a new context, I hope to foster a new way of seeing and appreciating these overlooked icons. And, by using my years of practical knowledge in design and the art of furniture making, I seek to create furniture that is a pleasure to use from day to day and will allow part of the plains legacy to be passed on to new generations.
For me,the integrity of the sculptural medium is a primary consideration, because it gives a sculpture the ability to endure the passage of time. This is important to me and one of the reasons I chose glass as my medium, because it resists deterioration. However, creating a sculpture in glass is challenging. The viewer usually considers the subject of a sculpture to be the artist’s only consideration. Though that may be true for sculptors in some mediums, sculptures in glass demand consideration from conception to completion. My ever present concern is how my artistic concept will adapt to the limitations of glass, as well as exploit the properties of light as it reflects from and passes through the finished sculpture.
Sculpture in most mediums is solely about form, but sculpture in glass, and especially crystal is an interplay of light with form, and this is why a crystal sculpture has so much more energy than a sculpture made from a base material such as bronze. Although glass sculpture was present in the ancient world, and rediscovered in Europe in the late nineteenth century, it is with the advent of the Studio Glass Art Movement that glass as a medium for sculpture is being re-explored and taken in new directions. Bronze is the most common medium for sculpture, and there exists an industry to accommodate the sculptor that wishes to have his or her work cast in bronze. No such industry exists for casting glass, and with few exceptions the glass sculptor must make his or her own molds and do the casting in his or her own furnace or kiln. This may present a limitation to the growth of glass sculpture, but as an artist and craftsman, I appreciate the integrity of an object of art that is created from beginning to end by the hands of the artist.
Existentially-minded artists impart a fresh glimpse into the nature of the human condition, each from their own personal experience. The art provokes us to contemplate the self--that sequestered human soul, hidden beneath thick social, psychological, educational, and religious layers.
With great sensitivity, Tayar models three-dimensional figures cocooned in hidden architectural spaces, peering out from a crack or breaking out of a solid wall. A singular sheltered being suggests an eternal duality: the need for protection from the outer world and a cautious desire to emerge into it. Duality is also present in the materials Tayar chooses. Figures are carved from fragile porcelain, but are surrounded by hefty and indestructible stoneware slabs.
The structures are solid and formal, fashioned in one piece or created in stages. A head is carved and fired and then placed within a solid chamber to become one with the total structure. Inevitably, this form of partial burial adds to the mystery, the compelling energy of the art, as we cannot see the whole and must imagine what is missing.
The artist’s subtle handling of the space between the figure and what holds it speaks to the thick layers of isolation that can develop. There is an analogue between materials and existenial ideas: certain obscured inner tensions want to remain hidden, others invite inquiry and seek to be revealed. This hairline between the figure and its outer walls also conveys reluctances and ambiguities between the inner and outer self--who the being has become, in contrast to what that being really is. In addition, Tayar’s forms point to the barriers between the self and others and how impenetrable these can become.
Jim Thomas is a nationally published artist with numerous professional art association memberships, including Texas Society of Sculptors,Guild of Austin Architectural Artisans, Diocese of Austin. Among the many awards won, Thomas is a three-time "Gold Medalist" of the Texas Cowboy Artist Association. College training in earth sciences, chemistry, and metallurgy, combined with more than 43 years professional team experience with architects, engineers, government and private public art administrators are a foundation for his years of professional sculpting, art foundry, and metal fabrications experience.
A native Oregonian, Richard has enjoyed a career as an exhibiting artist and as Dean of the School of Art and Design at Alfred University in New York and as a Professor of Painting at the University of Texas at Austin. Since the early 1990's Richard has maintained a studio in Oregon and in 2011 he returned to live in his hometown of Dayton. Currently he is working full time in the studio.
Richard Thompson's works are included in permanent collections in the United States and abroad. These include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Gund Collection in Boston, the Portland Art Museum, the Goode Collection in Washington, D. C. and the Edinburg Museum of Modern Art in Scotland. His art has been exhibited at several cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C., the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (two-time Whitney Biennial artist) and the Palm Desert Museum in Palm Springs, California. Thompson has also been the subject of several one-person exhibitions in the Northeast and Southwest.
Steven Tugwell’s work is an unmistakable and contemporary artistic expression that exudes a skill reminiscent of Modern Masters like Picasso, Matisse and Miro. His composition, abstract, figurative renderings and his use of color hint at the impact they have had on his artistic development. Although these influences are evident in Tugwell’s creative process, his distinctive style is uniquely his own.
A native of Sweden, Kent Ullberg is recognized as one of world's foremost wildlife sculptors. He studied at the Swedish University College of Art in Stockholm. He also worked at museums in Germany, the Netherlands and France. He was curator at the Botswana National Museum and Gallery and in the U.S. at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He has made his home permanently in the United States where he now lives on Padre Island, Corpus Christi, TX. He also maintains a studio in Loveland, Colorado.
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Don Webster is a native Oklahoman whose interest in wildlife has a great influence on his work. Although most of his career has been in the field of music, he feels a relationship between music and sculpture.
Don's work is being shown in galleries across the United States. His pieces are in public and private collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.