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Richard Leibold

Search terms: sculpture, sculptor, copper, figurative, mythology, relief

About the Artist

"I attended Kent State University 1957-1958 and Bowling Green State University 1959-1961 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Also at this time I was made a member of Delta Phi Delta, the national art honorary society. I attended Arizona State University from 1962-1964 acquiring a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a minor in design. I also taught as a graduate assistant instructor the final year. While attending Arizona State University I taught part time at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, The Jewish Community Center, and Phoenix College."

"I have worked as a professional artist since then, plus teaching sculpture at Mohave Community College for 3-1/2 years. During this period, I exhibited from San Francisco to El Paso with several solo exhibitions and an occasional award. Mohave Community College has my work in their permanent collection as does the Laughlin, Nevada Library Association."

"Recently, the International Selection Committee for the Biennale Internazionale Dell' Arte Contemporanea invited me to exhibit at the Fortezza da Basso, 6-14 December, 2003, in Firenze (Florence) Italy."

"My technique is copper repousse. It is a very ancient method, with examples found in Mesopotamia, Persia, Assyria, Egypt, and later in early Crete and Greek art. The sheet metal is first heated extremely hot to anneal (soften). It is then hammered (stretched) from the back side with various sizes and styles of hammers. Each pebble-like dent is a hammer blow. The metal becomes hard as it is worked, much as with a blacksmith. The colour is natural oxidation from the heat, with the exception of the blues and greens, which are chemically induced. It is preserved with four coats of a polyurethane protective coating."

"I am a seeker of truth. Once in a while I probably find it. Maybe you'll see it also..."
Richard Leibold

"THE GIFT"(genesis)

"TURTLE"
W28"XH14"

"GIVING COMFORT"
W28"XH26"

To learn more about Richard's work please email him at: rsleibld@ctaz.com or visit the website at http://artistsregister.com/artists/AZ8.

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