Art Brokerage: Ira Reines American Artist: b. 1957. Ira Reines was born in New York, New York on December 3, 1957 and by the age of five his sculptural talents began to emerge. At nineteen, one of Reines' sculptures caught the eye of the director of the Medallic Art Company of Danbury, Connecticut who offered him employment sculpting medallions. He took advantage of this opportunity to learn advanced plaster-working techniques and to hone his sculpting skills. While some of his earlier works, such as Leda and the Swan, had a decided Art Deco feel, his Neptune depicts the god of the sea from Roman mythology. The sculptures of Ira Reines have now progressed to the point of being referred to as Sculptural Etherealism delicate and intricately formed figures, often in poses of extreme balance, sometimes emerging as-if in the process of creation, and replete with beauty and spirituality. Reines studied the works of Michelangelo, Bernini, and Rodin. As he grew older, he also came to admire the work of twentieth-century master sculptor Frederick Hart, but says his own work is more emotional and that is where he feels his work greatly differs from Hart, because his figures are awakening joyously. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.
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