Life Dates:
b. 1935
Artist Biography:
Philip Grausman has risen to become one of the most well-acclaimed portrait sculptors of his time. Grausman's portraits take on a realistic nature, giving life and personality to his figures. Large-scale Leucantha stands tall with a stoic persona. Grausman's fine workmanship and choice of material, cast aluminum, gives Leucantha a silky complexion making her seem ageless--belonging to no specific period of time. The female head is carried gracefully on a muscled neck imparting inner strength and self-assuredness. Grausman has had a successful career teaching at Yale University and he is also known for his studies of birds. In 1959, Grausman studied with Jose de Greeft at the Art Students League in New York City, NY and earned a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY; the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Grausman has participated in over eighty solo and group exhibitions at prestigious venues throughout the world, a selection of which includes: the National Academy of Design, New York City, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY; New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT; Hollycroft Foundation, The Sculpture Mile, Madison, CT; Pier Walk 2000, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Wadsworth Atheeum, Hartford, CT; American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy. He has also contributed to the Art in Embassies Program through the United States State Department in Washington, D.C. His work is included in various private, museum, and university collections, such as: the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; Louis B. Mayer Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Columbus Art Museum, Columbus, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, Udine, Italy. Grausman is currently Critic of Architectural Drawing, Graduate School of Architecture at Yale University, and he is also known for his studies of birds.