George Paxton

b 1940

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I create classically-inspired, figurative sculpture.  Believing the creative process must be grounded in the basics.  I feel that a good understanding of proportion, gesture, and anatomy is essential and serves as a foundation for artistic expression, granting me the freedom to accentuate, minimize, bend or even eliminate substance within the overall constraints imposed by reality. 

In this manner, I create sculpture that is not only true to nature, but which also expresses my views and captures the essence, mood and feeling of my subjects.  In a word, I would describe my sculpture as sensuous in that it is aimed at the senses and characterized by impressions and imagery.


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         1958-1959            Art Students League, New York, NY
         1960-1964            Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A.
         1964-1967            Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D.
         1992-2002            The Art League School, Alexandria, VA
         2003-2004            The Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C.
         2008                     Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY
         2010                     The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy


Artistic Collaborations

         1995-2010           Numerous workshops with renowned sculptors, including
                                     Jay Hall Carpenter, Eugene Daub, Robert Liberace,
                                     Peter Rubino and Philippe Faraut

Teaching Experience

         2006 to present on faculty at Vero Beach Museum of Art, teaching portrait and figurative sculpture


Awards in Juried Shows

2014                    Backus Museum, Best of the Best Show

2013                    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Art by the Sea, Sculpture 2nd Place

2009                    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Art by the Sea, Sculpture 1st Place

2009                    Backus Museum - 4-County Art Exhibition - Best in Show

2009                    Boca Raton Museum of Art, Featured Artist

2008                    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Art by the Sea, Sculpture 2nd Place

2007                    Vero Beach Museum of Art, Art by the Sea, Sculpture 1st Place

2007                    Backus Museum - 4-County Art Exhibit, 2nd Place

Special Projects

         For the Arcus Foundation, a sculpture presented by Nancy Pelosi to Jon Stryker for significant contribution for social justice and conservation.