"Austin Sculpture" by Alexander Danel and Paul Bellardo for sale at Sculpture Collector
Papa Hippo Limited Edition . . AP 3104 - size . . 21.5"H
wgt. 7.6 lbs.
Mama Hippo Limited Edition . . AP 3103 - size . . 8.6"H
wgt. 8.2 lbs.
Baby Hippo Limited Edition . . AP 3102 - size . . 6.5"H
wgt. 4.6 lbs.
by Paul Bellardo
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Born in 1940 in Estonia. Mr. Danel graduated from both the Moscow Industrial Arts School and the Moscow Fine Arts Academy. He earned many awards and distinctions in the Soviet Union, including the best work of the year in 1973 for his monumental work commemorating the history of the Russian wars, installed in Kirov.
In 1976, Mr. Danel emigrated to the US after spending a year in Rome, where he sculpted set designs for Fellini's "Cassanova" and the Napoli Theatre production of "Aida". After settling in New York, Mr. Danel completed commissions for Rockefeller Plaza and Radio City Music Hall. In 1992, he held his first one man show exhibiting computer generated art at a SOHO art gallery in New York City. Mr. Danel was principal sculptor for Austin from 1981 until his death in 2001.
Graduate of Boston Museum of Fine Arts where he served on faculty for 10 years, Bellardo was the first ceramicist to receive the coveted Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Scholarship. Subsequently awarded Clarissa Bartlett Scholarship that enabled him to travel and study in Italy.
Bellardo's ceramics and sculpture are in the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Chrysler Art Museum as well as numerous private collections.
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