This sculpture class presents an in-depth exploration of human form through modeling in clay. Topics include anatomy, form concepts, proportion, structure, composition and design. Individual attention will be given to each student, and there will be a talk and demonstration whenever possible. Students will get a basic foundation in figurative sculpture that will give artists the tools necessary for exploring personal expression and for further developing their skills. This class works from the nude model, with poses generally lasting four weeks.
“My main focus is the human figure. I’m devoted to creating sculpture that is spontaneous and contemporary in its sensibility, yet reflects a love for the past, in particular classical Greek art and the great masters of sculpture throughout history. Clay and bronze are how I interpret human form, which allow me to speak visually.”
Anthony Antonios was born in New York City and attended the High School of Art and Design. He studied at Pratt Institute, the City College of New York, the Art Students League, and the National Academy of Design. His teachers included Robert Beverly Hale and Evangelos Frudakis. Today his work ranges from three-dimensional to relief sculpture to figurative drawings.
Mr. Antonios recently completed a commission for Fordham Prep on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx—two 3-feet-wide by 7-feet-high reliefs cast in bronze. He has done many commissions, including for the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health at Spartanburg Regional Hospital in Spartanburg, SC, Brookgreen Gardens on Pawleys Island, SC, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, DC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, the Merchant Marine Captains’ Headquarters in Washington, DC, and the Shrine at Tiepoli in Gravenhurst, Canada. He has exhibited at the Behnke Doherty Gallery, Pinacoteca Gallery, Morrison Gallery, Salander-O’Reilly, Grand Central Galleries, Five Points Gallery, Brookgreen Gardens, and the Fleischer Museum, among others. His work is in many private collections. He has won many awards and is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society.
He has also taught at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, Lyme Academy, University of Hartford and through his many workshops.