About the Artist: MICHAIL
He is a Colorado Artist who has owned and operated a studio and fine arts foundry for over 25 years. Born in Romania, he began his career as an artist at the age of four, creating drawings, paintings and welded sculptures. At eight years Michail began sculpting. He later defected to Western Germany and studied at the Kunst Academy in Munich, Germany in pursuit of his dreams of artistic freedom.
Michail studied Fine Arts in Germany and Italy, under several great European masters. During this time, he was a student of the "Lost Wax Casting." Now a master of this ancient method of casting, Michail creates his original sculptures in clay, from which a rubber mold is made and ultimately used to bring forth the bronze form, which seems to come alive as it is carefully finished. Bronze is such an unyielding medium, that it is rare to see bronze that suggests freedom and motion;
Being suppressed in a communist regime, Michail's desire to create in liberty and to express himself artistically, led him as a youth from his native Romania to the United States and has inspired his efforts ever since.
Although Michail works is now available in many affordable media, such as Hydro-Stone he is well known for his life-size bronze sculptures. Soon he will be known for creating the tallest monument in the world.
Private collectors and corporations from all over the world enjoy the unique beauty of Michail's limited edition bronzes and hydro-stones. His work can be seen in museums, galleries throughout Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Kunst Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany:
Studied Art History, Painting, Sculpture and Fine Arts Casting
Carrara School of Marble, Carrara , Italy:
Where he studied Marble Carving and the History of Rodin and Michelangelo
Roman Bronze Fine Arts Studio and Foundry, New York, New York:
Where he studied Sculpture and Fine Arts Casting.
Wilcox Gallery, Jacksonhole, Wyoming: 1997, 1980 & 1981 Grand Prize and Best of Show
Pueblo West Art Expo, Pueblo, Colorado: 1988 Grand Prize C.M. Russell Western Art Show in Great Falls, Great Falls, Montana 1982 Best of Show.
Aspirer 7 --- 12' Bronze Sculptures, July 1992
Aspirer 12 Bronze Sculptures, Dedicated July 4th 1993
Illinois State Capitol, Chicago, Illinois
Lincoln, Life-Size Bronze Sculpture, August 1990
Governor James R. Thompson, Mrs. Thompson, Michail and Meredith Constantine at the unveiling of Michail's "Lincoln" located at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, in 1990.
Utah Symphony, Salt Lake City, Utah
Stray, 4 Bronze Sculptures, June 1981
Newmont Gold Company, Elko, Nevada Tower of Gold, 12' gold plated steel August 1995
Ronald C. Cambre, Chief Executive Officer and President of Newmont Gold Company, and Michail Constantine at the unveiling of Michail's "Tower of Gold" Located at Newmont Mining Company in Elko, Nevada, in August of 1995.
- All the above were completed on time and within budget.
" Dying to be Perfect", Denver, Colorado
A made for television movie depicting
Helen Heart Pena's life
Fear & Desire, 2.5" Bronze Sculpture, September 1996
Aspirer Installed at Sevo Miller Inc. Denver, CO
Article in Rocky Mountain News, 10/03/2003
"Denver Design Resources"--Magazine vol 5, issue 2 2002
Featuring Bronze "Time" in Home design by Karen Forey Design Group