Art Brokerage: Michael J. Pollare American Artist: b. 1962. Born in 1962, bronze sculpture artist Michael James Pollare was raised and educated in Illinois. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1984, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art with a minor in Earth Sciences. Meteorology, cartography, paleontology, and geography were and still are his passions. He creates three types of bronze statues and fine art bronze fountains, wall reliefs, and full-round bronze statues. He has twenty years experience in copper based alloy manufacturing and production, but will work in aluminum when weight is a consideration. Small oil paintings are incorporated with natural patina in his bronze wall pieces and full-round sculptures. His bronze sculpture works on both miniature and monumental scales. This artist creates 10 original designs a year. Most are one of a kind, but some can be replicated using the lost wax casting method and also can be enlarged. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.