Gary Weisman (b: 1952, Chicago, IL) is considered one of the finest figurative sculptors in the world today. Weisman studied sculpture and drawing at Washington University, as well as “The Art Institute of Chicago”. He received his degree from “Columbia College” before additional apprenticeships under such esteemed sculptors as Jack Kearney, Leslie Posey, and Evangelos Frudakis.
Weisman focuses on the classical nude figure and is clearly influenced by the historical significance of sculptural motif. In his work we see the embodiment of such elements as the grace of line, and majesty which is inherent in Greek sculpture, the beauty and romance of the Italian Renaissance, the strength of Rodin, as well as the sculptural language of Brancusi. Although he is steeped in the classical allure of sculpture; there is an overriding vision of contemporary self expression. Throughout his work there is a reflection upon the past and a reinterpretation and donation to the legacy of sculpture. His work possesses a breathtaking presence to it, with a broad range of emotions from that which is sublime and sensual, to that which is bruised and tortured. A hallmark of his work, is his ability to make the heaviness of bronze appear weightless and alive, with an almost spiritual quality to it.
The artist has exhibited extensively internationally, and his work is included in prestigious, and prominent collections world-wide. Weisman has an overriding passion for his work, and possess the skills to personally see it through from inception to the finish process. That is a rarity among sculptors of his stature today. In addition to working as a full time sculptor, Weisman teaches at “The Pennsylvania Academy of Art”.
Arrow (bronze) with base 9 1/2 x 27 3/4