American sculptor, Carole Feuerman has received international recognition for exquisitely detailed and realistic sculptures of swimmers. Feuerman began painting when she was five years old and worked as an illustrator for years, even creating award-winning paintings for the albums of The Rolling Stones, Alice Cooper and Aretha Franklin.
Feuerman studied at Temple and Hofstra Universities in the U.S., attaining a BFA at the School of Visual Arts. In the mid-seventies, she transitioned from illustrator to fine artist and began sculpting. Here, she has strayed from her usual life-size pieces to create a table-top sculpture of a swimmer in a gorgeous golden bathing suit, legs-crossed and eyes closed as if contemplating her next move. “After 56 years of creating swimmers, I continue to be fascinated with the figure in the water, with water patterns on [it]. I love the mechanics of water and its presence as an enduring symbol for life.” Carole Feuerman Her style is called ‘Hyperrealism,’ a technique that grew from Photorealism in the 1970s. A pioneer in this meticulous lens on reality, she works in a variety of media including resin, marble and bronze.
Feuerman’s sensuous works are typically rendered in bold, saturated pigments. Feuerman’s work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, the Venice Biennale and the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, to name only a few. Her work is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg, RU, Brandeis University, CUNY Museum of Art, NY and in the collections of Pres. Bill Clinton and The Emperor of Japan.
Carole Feuerman, Table-Top Contemplation, oil on resin
Carole Feuerman, Table-Top Serenity, 2001 oil on resin
Carole Feuerman, Miniature Quan with Pearl White Suit