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    Art Brokerage: Roberto Santo American Artist: b. 1953. For sculptor/ painter/ photographer Roberto Santo, art became a way of life when, at age16, he embarked upon an apprenticeship with Bob Peak, the celebrated illustrator… and his father (Santo was his mother’s maiden name). Any illusions he may have had about not following in his sire’s footsteps were dispelled as he embraced his innate talent. He went on to hone it in his native city, at New York’s Art Students League and The New School of Art. Santo subsequently attended the University of Oregon, earning a prestigious Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He then continued his studies at Los Angeles’ Art Center College of Design. It was in Los Angeles that he began his professional artistic life, delving into filmmaking. Intrigued by the visceral effect the film medium has, on people from all walks of life, Santo adapted his keen eye for arresting design, and his instinctive sense of structural balance, to a career in the motion picture business, creating trailers and spectacular photographic marketing campaigns. In collaboration with Hollywood legends such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Bob Zemeckis, Santo was associated with more than 200 films, including the blockbusters Apocalypse Now, Superman, Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.By the early 90s, Santo began to realize his current “modern Renaissance man” reputation, as his attention shifted to painting and then sculpture. In 1996, he moved his family to Italy, first to Florence and then to Chianti. Two years later, they moved to the Italian medieval village of Pietrasanta on Tuscany’s northern coast, a town that has nurtured artists since the late 15th century when Michelangelo began utilizing the marble from its neighboring quarries. In the tradition of the great artists of the Renaissance, Santo is passionate about the human form. Like Michelangelo and Bernini, he has devoted himself to its exploration in bronze and marble, often working in monumental size. Embracing the time-honored tradition of figurative sculpture, Santo believes that his art celebrates the past while allowing it to transcend into the present. His approach is unique, as he often leaves evidence of the actual casting process in his finished work. He insists on hand- crafting every piece, while so many other artists of his caliber depend on a corps of assistants. His “time-transcending” work has been internationally recognized and heralded. In the nearly 40 years since beginning his creative journey, Santo has been awarded more than 50 internationally recognized citations. He has been a featured speaker at the American Photography Society, and has also acted as creative director of the film/ media school Full Sail, and its associate production company Platinum Post. He has garnered commissions from major corporations including Microsoft, Nike, Toys “R” Us, Wells Fargo and Paramount Pictures, and has become the core of many private collections. Most recently, the Boca Raton Museum’s Acquisition Committee voted to purchase Santo’s monumental work “Eternal Transition” for its permanent collection. Santo’s work is collected in over 15 museums and sculpture parks in the United States and internationally and is on a short list of artist eligible for commissions for the Vatican.Roberto Santo’s work has been added to the permanent collection of both the Copelouzos Family Museum in Athens, Greece and the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany. Santo also is part of the elite family of historical monumental sculptures in Italy, his Torso 175 was erected as a monument on the rotunda Via di’ Unita in the city of Pietrasanta in 2007.In the fall of 2012 Santo had the largest solo show of the year sponsored by the region of Sicily and Italy’s Cultural Ministry, in the “ Villa Casale” in consortium with the Musei Sicilia Piazza Armenia. Mr. Santo had over 35 monumental sculptures on display for the months of September thru November.Wells Fargo Performing Art Center, in Santa Rosa has commissioned 2- 18 foot canvases, of Roberto’s Spring Load Series, that are displayed in the center’s new lobby.Other paintings from this series are on display at the center.Santo continues his work with “The Cloister at St. Patrick’s in Alaska”, where he has been commissioned as the artistic director and solo artist responsible to create all works of art for the cloister, including sculpture, mosaics and stain glass features. The first of the sculptures, “Our Lady of Grace”, and” Madonna and Child” have been completed. Currently Roberto has created his own version of the “Pieta” and is currently designing the 150 foot stain glass window of “Heaven’s Light” which will be the largest stain glass window ever made.Santo will have 2 monumental sculptures installed in the Atlanta, Georgia Contemporary Museum “Museum Walk Sculpture Garden”. This is the first acquisition for the Museum’s sculpture garden, opening in Spring of 2015.The commune of Taormina, Sicily and Regione hosted a retrospective of Roberto’s art including sculptures, paintings and drawings, in the “Castle Corvo”, in the summer of 2015. Listings wanted.

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Unknown Dreams Life Size Bronze Sculpture 102 in - Huge Monumental Sculpture - Roberto Santo

Roberto Santo

Unknown Dreams Life Size Bronze Sculpture 102 in - Huge Monumental

Sculpture: Cast Bronze, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 8

Size: 102x80x58 in  | 259x203x147 cm
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Torso 220 Life Size Unique  Bronze Sculpture 2006 88 in - Monumental Sculpture - Roberto Santo

Roberto Santo

Torso 220 Life Size Unique Bronze Sculpture 2006 88 in - Monumental

Sculpture: Bronze, Hand Signed, Unique

Size: 88x65 in  | 224x165 cm
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Primavera Bronze Sculpture 2000 72 in - Huge Monumental Size Sculpture - Roberto Santo

Roberto Santo

Primavera Bronze Sculpture 2000 72 in - Huge Monumental Size

Sculpture: Bronze w/ Silver and Mother of Pearl Patina, Foundry Signature w/ Stamp

Size: 72x8x23 in  | 182x20x57 cm
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Before the Dance Nickel Bronze Sculpture AP 1998 28 in Sculpture - Roberto Santo

Roberto Santo

Before the Dance Nickel Bronze Sculpture AP 1998 28 in

Sculpture: Nickel Bronze, Foundry Signature w/ Stamp, From the AP Edition of 10

Size: 28x8x19 in  | 71x20x48 cm
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Untitled Acrylic Sculpture AP 1998 29 in Sculpture - Roberto Santo

Roberto Santo

Untitled Acrylic Sculpture AP 1998 29 in

Sculpture: Lucite Acrylic, Foundry Signature w/ Stamp, From the AP Edition of 8

Size: 29x15x15 in  | 74x38x38 cm
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