Richard Gerster

Biography

Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Fine Art in 1964, I have achieved a prominent status in the local field of sculpture. After having apprenticed with Professor Joseph Brown, sculpture in residence at Princeton University, I taught sculpture at Rex Gorleigh's Studio on Canal in Princeton, New Jersey.

From 1971 thru 1980, I taught sculpture at the Johnson Technical Institute of Sculpture (Johnson atelier). As Director of the Modeling Department at the Atelier, I supervised six apprentice sculptors and was the personal assistant to Mr. Seward Johnson, Jr., Sculptor and President of the Johnson Atelier.

Presently, I am working on architectural restorations for The Design Cast Stone System Corporation in Trenton, New Jersey. Projects include the Ashbell Smith Building, known as "Old Red" on the campus of the Medial College of Texas University in GAlveston, Texas, The Elephant House at the Bronx Zoo, the exterior of Carnegie Hall, and the Springfield Library in Springfield, Massachusetts. My latest work is at the Shubert Theatre in Philadelphia, including the top cornice and bracket,a nd filigree on the marquee.

I also work independently on commission at my private studio located at my home. I am a member of the Philadelphia chapter of Artists Equity and the Trenton Artists Work Shop Association in Trenton, New Jersey.

My work has been displayed at numerous shows in the region. Among these are Philadelphia Art Alliance, Phillips Mill Annual Show, Tyler School of Art Alumni Show, National Academy of Design in New York, Art Expo at the Colosseum in New York, Allied Artists if America in New York, the New Jersey State Museum, the Woodmere Art Gallery in Philadelphia, the Pegasus Mint in Pennington, New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

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