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Walter S. Arnold Born Chicago, Illinois Nationality American Field Sculpture, Stone carving Training Pietrasanta, Italy Influenced by Medieval Art and Architecture Walter S. Arnold (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American stone carver and sculptor best known for his gargoyles. Contents 1 Biography 2 Projects 3 Museum exhibitions 4 Museum collections 5 Public work 6 Notes Biography Arnold began carving stone at the age of twelve in his hometown of Hyde Park/Kenwood, a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. At twenty, he began training as an apprentice in the marble studios of Pietrasanta, Italy. Following his training under master stone carvers in Italy, Arnold spent five years from 1980-1985 working on the Washington National Cathedral in D.C.,[1][2] and then established his studio in Chicago in 1985. He is fluent in styles ranging from Classical and Renaissance to Gothic, Baroque and Arts & Crafts. Known especially for his gargoyles, Arnold also creates unique fireplaces, fountains, architectural carvings and sculpture for private residences, institutions and commercial buildings throughout the United States and Canada. The Art Institute of Chicago,[3] University of Chicago,[4][5] Boston University, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation,[6] are just a few of the nationally recognized universities, museums and organizations that have invited Arnold to present lectures on the history, technique and application of architectural and sculptural stone carving. In October, 2009, he was elected to his fourth term as president of Stone Carvers Guild of America. Arnold designed and created his web site, in 1994. In 2009, his book "Staglieno: The Art of the Marble Carver" was published by Edgecliff Press, LLC.[7] [8] [9] [10] Projects National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.,(1980–1985) Frederick Hart's west front tympanum sculptural triptych, “The Creation”, ninety gargoyles, grotesques, and column capitals [11] [12] Harold Washington Social Security Center, Chicago, IL, Memorial Sculpture to the late Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington Chicago Park District, IL Memorial Sculpture to the late Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington Commonwealth Edison substation, Chicago, IL, Neoclassical tympanum The Medici, Chicago, IL (restaurant/student hangout on 57th, near the University of Chicago) Gothic limestone façade [13] Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL Large relief panels for the North and South entries of the Helen Brach Primate House [14] (former) Chicago House of Blues Hotel lobby Four 12-foot-tall (3.7 m) Telamones sculptures Driehaus Capital Management, Chicago, IL Massive carved Romanesque fountain Citadel Center, Chicago, IL Winged Victory of Samothrace a.k.a Nike, cast resin with gold leaf[15] Chicago Board of Trade, IL Six Art Deco relief panels for the restoration of the Chicago Board of Trade Building [16] Museum exhibitions One man exhibits: Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmurst, IL, 2008[17][18] Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, FL 2007[19][20][21] Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, four sculptures exhibited in 1993 Group exhibits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1999, "Rock, Paper, Scissors: A 'battle' of works in stone, paper and metal"[22] Museum collections Cambodian American Heritage Museum, Chicago, IL Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Winter Park, FL[19] Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy[23] Public work Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL [24] University of California, Berkeley, CA University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Chicago Park District, Chicago, IL – works installed in 6 parks [25] Harold Washington Social Security Center, Chicago, IL Somerset County Nature Preserve, NJ Village of Lincolnwood, IL St. Mary’s Church in Riverside, IL City of Aurora, IL [26] Bowdoin College, ME His work in architectural restoration includes carvings for the Chicago Tribune Tower, the United States Capitol, the White House, The Field Museum of Natural History, The Chicago Board of Trade, and other historic buildings. [27] [28] Notes ^ Images of Walter S. Arnold's Washington National Cathedral carvings ^ Washington D.C. memorials, monuments, statues & other outdoor art website - references to the Washington National Cathedral carvings of Walter S. Arnold ^ Art Institute of Chicago - reference to the lecture "Set in Stone: The Art of Carving," given by Walter S. Arnold ^ University of Chicago article "Cast In Stone" references Walter Arnold's biographical information, and a lecture and demonstration he gave during the 2008 Festival of Arts ^ The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago - reference to an educational carving demonstration led by Walter Arnold ^ Chicago Architecture Foundation Media Release with lecture listing. There have been additional lectures and demonstrations since. ^ Arnold, Walter S. Staglieno: The Art of the Marble Carver, Cincinnati: Edgecliff Press, LLC. 2009. Print. 88 pp. ISBN 978-0-9819271-4-5, LCCN: 2009933242. Much of Walter Arnold's biographical information can be corroborated with his biography in this published book. ^ ^ Stone Quarries and Beyond list of stone industry resources references Walter Arnold's book ^ Anatomically Correct, Art in Alternative Spaces and Steppenwolf Theatre presented the exhibition, Rock, Paper, Scissors: A "battle" of works in stone, paper and metal, and reference Walter Arnold's biographical information. ^ ^ Washington National Cathedral pamphlet describing Frederick Hart's Creation tympanum. ^ University of Chicago - reference to Walter Arnold's stone carvings on the Medici facade ^ Mahoney, Diana Phillips "More than just monkey business. (design of portals at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo's primate house)." Computer Graphics World 01, Nov. 1992. Print. ^ Image of Winged Victory at Citadel Center ^ Images of Art Deco panels ^ Daily Herald Calendar of Events ^ "Upcoming Events" Planetary Studies Foundation News 18.1, (Spring 2008) 12. ^ a b ^ ^ ^ Anatomically Correct, Art in Alternative Spaces and Steppenwolf Theatre presented the exhibition, Rock, Paper, Scissors: "battle" of works in stone, paper and metal ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Persondata Name Arnold, Walter S. Alternative names Short description Date of birth Place of birth Chicago, Illinois Date of death Place of death