Stanley Bleifeld

Born: Brooklyn, N.Y., 1924
Died: Conneticut, 2011

Stanley Bleifeld has been an artist in the public eye since the 1950’s.  In 1967, the Bridgeport Sunday Post art critic wrote, “The name Stanley Bleifeld and sculpture are synonymous.”  His fame is almost legendary.  Widespread public recognition came from the 1964 World’s Fair Vatican Pavilion’s commission of a five-part bronze relief.  A Life Magazine picture and article kept him before the public eye.  And, of course there was the New York gallery, a good established one - Peridot of 820 Madison Avenue with its streams of Bleifeld reviews.  More recently, Bleifeld was selected from hundreds of American sculptors to create a national monument for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C.  His larger than life sculpture, Lone Sailor, sits on a site near the Capital building and receives thousands of visitors a year.  The commission peaked the interest of the national media including the Today Show, Newsweek and The Washington Post.  A Weston, Connecticut resident for 35 years, Stanley shares his time between his secluded studio and home in Connecticut and a home in Pietrasanta, Italy.

Education:

  • B.F.A., B.S. Ed.,1949-50 Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University, PA.
  • M.F.A. 1950 Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University, PA.


Public Commissions:

  • “The Prophets”, Vatican Pavilion, NY, World’s fair, 8’ x 11’ Relief 1664/5
  • The Margaret Sanger Medal, 1965
  • The Margaret Sanger Award, 1966
  • “The Magic Carpet”, Kokomo Public Library, Kokomo, Indiana
  • “The Family of Acrobats”, 17’ H, Orlando Fashion Square, Fl., 1973
  • Ninetieth Issue, The Society of Medalists, 1974
  • “Family at Play”, 9’ H., Regency Square, Richmond, Val, 1975
  • “Ark of the Covenant”, 5’ H., Temple Israel, Westport, Ct., 1980
  • “Alberta Family”, 9’ H., Calgary, Canada, 1981
  • The Father McGivney Memorial, 9’ H., Knights of Columbus, New Haven, Ct., 1982
  • “Medal of Liberty”, The American Civil Liberties Union, 1984
  • “The Lone Sailor”, 7’ H., United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C. 1987
  • “The Liberty Hound”, 7’ H. figure, United States Navy Memorial, Jacksonville, Fl., 1988
  • “The Homecoming”, Life size, United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1989
  • “The Silent Service”, Bas-relief, United States Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C., 1991

Private Collections:

Mr. Justice Thurgood Marshall, Harry Reasoner, Mrs. Coretta King, Mrs. Pandit Nehru,
Nancy duPont Acheson, Mr. and Mrs. Alexis duPont, Malcolm Forbes

 
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