2022 05 06Italian marble carving techniques for sculptureRockwell gallery
E V E N T
D A T E
May 6, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
L O C A T I O N
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Join Fred Brownstein for a lecture and a live demonstration of marble carving. We will see how various tools are used to remove stone, with a Powerpoint video showing how techniques are applied to create figurative sculpture. We will learn to “read” the tool marks to understand how Michelangelo used these same methods to carve his masterpieces.
Fred X Brownstein lived and worked in Italy for sixteen years, During that time he studied figure drawing for four years with Maestra Nerina Simi in Florence and worked as an apprentice for four years at the Enzo Pasquini sculpture studio in Querceta. He learned the Italian marble carving techniques from Master marble sculptors Sirio DeRanieri, sculptor and Vincenzo Donati, smodellatore.
Fred opened his own sculpture studio in Querceta in 1980. In 1985 he received his first public commission for the Monumento ai Caduti from the town of Stazzema, Italy. ( Monument to the Fallen to commemorate the people from Stazzema who died in the two World Wars ) He has since completed a dozen public sculptures as well as various private commissions.
Fred is a Fellow member of the National Sculpture Society and Professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild.
Fred and his wife painter Stella Ehrich live in Vermont.