Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bronze animals by Eric Berg (NEW POST OCT 16)

Look twice.....this is NOT a real dog :)

It's a bronze sculpture by artist Eric Berg (www.bergbronze.com). Follow web address for more fun bronze animals.... Website includes some images of works in progress.

He must be a dog person as he has an eye for the details for specific breeds, such as the Vizsla above and this collie...

He did another collie for the Michener Art Museum...here's info from the museum's website...(http://www.michenermuseum.org/)

A T T H E M U S E U M :

Who is Lassie?

Lassie is a sculpture of the main character of the book,Lassie Come-Home. Lassie can be found in the Pfundt Sculpture Garden. In 1995, the Museum commissioned a bronze life-size sculpture of Lassie. Through a selection process, noted animal sculptor Eric Berg was chosen by the Museum's collections committee to create Lassie. The finished work of art was first installed in the Michener Art Museum's Sculpture Garden on April 13, 1997.

About Eric Berg
Eric Berg, renowned animal sculptor, initially studied business, earning a bachelor's degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in 1968. Upon graduation, he decided to engage his love of animals through the study of art and entered the MFA program at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his degree in 1974.

Other commissions created by Eric Berg include a sea turtle installed at the New Jersey State Aquarium in Camden and Massa the Gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo. "Philbert," the grandest of all piggy banks, is at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia.

Berg grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, attended The Hill School, then moved with his family to Allentown. Now he lives in Philadelphia, but spends several months a year at his farm in Chautauqua County, New York. He is a member of the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums and an officer on the executive board of the society of Animal Artists.

Berg discovered his affinity for animal sculptures as a child and as a college student gave away hand-hewn stone animal carvings as gifts. His sculptures are permanently installed at Everglades National Park, Royal Palm, Florida; the Please Touch Museum and the Museum of Natural History in Philadelphia; and Museums as far away as Colorado, Virginia, Texas and New Mexico.

and I have to love a guy who scupts seahorses :)

Sea Horse

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