"Portraits are a universal form for expressing mythological and heroic archetypes. Doing a portrait combines my love of capturing the spirit of a person with the assignment of finding the most essential aspects of their humanity...A successful portrait combines both these ingredients and transcends the personal."~ Martine Vaugel
Martine Vaugel has sculpted portraits of Katherine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, John Lennon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sir Roger Moore, President Reagan and historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart and Charles IV. One of her latest commissions was for Charles Andre Marquis de Brissac and his son, an heir to the Hapsburg dynasty. She has also done numerous portraits of politicians, children and public/private installations in Europe as well as America.
Martine's most famous portrait of Mahatma Gandhi has been placed on his ashes, is included in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and in the private collections of Sir Richard Attenborough, Mother Theresa, Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan. It has also been used as an international peace prize.
Ms. Vaugel's turnaround time for commissioned portraits is approximately 3-months; start to finish. (cast in bronze.) This includes: 2-weeks preparation work in Vaugel's studio, 1-week with the client (at their discretion; their home, office or Martine's studio) and then time to make the mold and complete the process.
Vaugel can work entirely from photographs or directly from life.
For pricing information or additional questions, please Contact Martine.