About Laran Ghiglieri
Laran Ghiglieri follows his family’s tradition of art, like his great grandfather Batista Ghiglieri, who carved the regal marble lions that herald the edifice of the New York Stock Exchange, followed by his grandfather’s colossal sculpture of a Franciscan priest, located in Bakersfield, California. Most recently his prolific father, Laran Ghiglieri, who presented Pope John Paul II, the King Juan Carlos of Spain, and former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev with his Conception of Saint Francis of Assisi in bronze. Laran’s eagles have been presented to former Presidents of the United States, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, and William Clinton. These sculptures now adorn our nation’s Whitehouse. Under the apprenticeship of his father, Laran has collaborated and co-produced hundreds of paintings. His culptures range in theme from historical and wildlife to patriotic and sports-related. In his own career, Laran created ‘Reflections of America’, two eagles wrapped in the American flag on permanent display both in our Nation’s House of Representatives as well as The Oregon National Guard. Laran has cultivated his own following, and has contributed to many spectacular monuments in the United States, Japan, and South America. This includes some of the world’s largest bronze sculptures, one of which is a bronze eagle standing over 33 feet tall and weighing 14 tons, another is a heroic size elephant which is 19 feet tall.