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portrait sculpture (Philippe Faraut)

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Uploaded on Sep 17, 2009

Philippe Faraut, French / American portrait sculptor

Philippe Faraut is a figurative artist specializing in life- size portrait sculptures and monumental stone sculptures.
His media of choise are water- based clay and marble.
As an award winning stone sculptor specializing in representational art, Philippe feels that the renewed interest and willingness of artists to return to the study of the human form has the potential to bring back to our society an appreciation for traditional beauty.
Philip Faraut received his degree in woodcarving and the construction of French fine furniture from Germain Sommellier in Annency, France, his boyhood home.
An avid traveller, Phillipe's destinations have allowed him the opportunity to study the cultures of many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, thus influencing his work in portraiture sculpting.
Afther establishing residence in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, he developed an interest in modeling the head in clay.
Soon thereafter, he relocated his studio to New York State and began teaching sculpting classes.
Philippe has created numerous original works ranging from six- inch porcelain figurines to monuments in both stone and bronze.
He has exhibited his sculptures in various galleries and national competitions including several of the national sculpture society's annual exhibitions shown in New York city.
In addition, he has studied forensic reconstruction with internationally recognized expert Betty Pat Gatliff.
For over fifteen years Philippe has traveled trhoughout the United States and Canada, teaching sculptors and aspiring sculptors how to render portraits in clay at private studios and institutions such as the Longvieuw museum of fine art in Texas.
Together with his wife Charisse, the couple has made Philippe's techniques available to students in the form of a three- part video series, in addition to step- by- step instructional sculpting books.

link to Phillippe Faraut http://philippefaraut.com/index.html

Music by Mussorgsky
"Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle"

Thanks to Philippe for the approval.

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