Paul DiPasquale: Public Sculpture

 


National Air and Space Museum
figures in resin, height=14"


"Lily", life size epoxy for Rockefeller Billings Farm Museum, Vermont
 


Bronze edition,
height=13" length=12"
 


Dan Schorr, National Public Radio, painted polymer proof, height=8"
 


AT&T Retirement Award
bronze, width=16"
 

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
 

About the Artist
 
Paul DiPasquale is a sculptor who invents and investigates private work and produces public sculpture about history and the people who made it. Following are recent public sculptures/installations:
  • Pierre L’Enfant finalist maquette for National Statuary Hall, Capital building, Washington D.C. Arts Commission.
  • Thomas Jefferson finalist maquette for University of Virginia Darden Business School.
  • Neptune Virginia Beach; Cast Bronze Monument, 34 ft height, commissioned by the Neptune Festival and installed September 2005 on the beach at 31st Street, Virginia Beach.
  • The Dr. Martin Luther King Bronze Monument for the King Foundation at Ashford Plaza, Hopewell, Virginia.
  • Oliver Hill, Esq. Bronze edition of 2, at the Virginia Historical Society, The Richmond Convention Center, and Artist proof at the Black History Museum, Richmond, VA.
  • Governor Mills E. Godwin, Bronze acquired by the Virginia Historical Society.
  • Mrs. Godwin and a second edition of the Gov. Godwin Bust acquired for the Mills and Katherine Godwin Building by Virginia Wesleyan College, Suffolk, VA.

DiPasquale is listed in Who's Who in the The World, In America, and in the Arts. He was selected as the 1996 Richmonder of the Year for his roles as author, producer, and sculptor of the Arthur Ashe Monument. For almost two years prior to the unveiling, controversy raged from varied sources. After the installation, the Art and Architecture critic for the Washington Post wrote of DiPasquale's work,“ placing this statue of Arthur Ashe on Historic Monument Avenue was one of the most important things to happen in Virginia in the entire 20th century.” Since its debut, the monument has been published nationally and internationally and has generated one film and two public television documentaries.

Another of DiPasquale's public work is the monumental fiberglass bust, “Connecticut,” now owned by the Richmond Metropolitan Authority. It has overlooked Richmond's Baseball Diamond since 1985. Di Pasquale originally built and installed it in America's Capital, Washington DC, as a self produced “mobile” monument to honor Native Americans. Its unveiling in 1983 was covered nationally on National Public Radio, three television networks as well as internationally by the Associated Press.

DiPasquale won the Virginia Arts Commission competition to commemorate the African American contribution to early commerce in the city of Richmond. The resulting 10 foot bronze “Headman” Monument inspired the Richmond flag committee to choose ‘the boatman’ as the subject for the city's new flag one year later in 1993.

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, The Baltimore Aquarium, The Billings Rockefeller Museum in Vermont as well numerous corporate collections nationally own and display original DiPasquale sculptures.

His copyrighted line of ceiling and wall duck and fish sculptures have been sold nationally by the Orvis Company since 1988 and have been pictured in Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

Since 1978, DiPasquale has taught college full and part time and as a visiting professor in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. He keeps a varied lecture schedule with all ages and interests of business and education audiences.

DiPasquale works through foundries and galleries nationally and with Bazzanti/Mirinelli Gallery and Foundry in Florence, Italy. In 1996 and in 1998, he was awarded a visiting artist position at the American Academy in Rome. Locally he has contracted with and won awards and grants from The Virginia Museum, The Children's Museum, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Arts Council of Richmond and the City and tri county school systems. DiPasquale sculptures have been published in American Artist, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national and international magazines, newspapers and television media.

In 1973, DiPasquale graduated from The University of Virginia with Distinction in Sociology and a minor in Art. He earned his Master's Degree with honors in Sculpture at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1977. He was born in Perth Amboy New Jersey in 1951, and he spent many summers in Cayce, Kentucky on his uncle's farm. He was president of his high school Student Body in 1969. He was a member of the Student Council at University of Virginia and he is an active member and past president of his neighborhood Civic Association in Richmond. He is and has been a board member of various arts, museum, and service organizations.

Paul DiPasquale and singer/actress Kelly Kennedy have been self employed full time since 1983. They have two children.

Contact

Studio Phone: 804-690-0879
E-Mail:  dipasq@verizon.net
 


Master James
bronze edition of 12, height=13"

Eisenhower, Grant, Patton, Custer
height=3" each