Sergy Eylanbekov (Russian-American, born 1960)
Produced by Alva Studios, 1991* after the Gaddi Torso, a Hellenistic marble sculpture of the 2nd century BC, in the collection of the Uffizi, Florence
Born in Russia, Eylanbekov studied sculpture and drawing at the Moscow Surikov Academy of Fine Arts. The Russian Academy of Fine Art and the Ministry of Culture acquired several of his sculptures to be exhibited in various museums. After he lost his central Moscow studio in 1889 , he emigrated to the United States. Initially, he began his career in the United States by sculpting copies and reproductions of classic statues to earn a living, while continuing to create his original works.
Eylanbekov works in a variety of techniques and materials, including bronze, marble and cast lucite. He cites Rodin and Giacometti as major influences on his work. He has received numerous awards as well as commissions in the United States and internationally. His works can be found in both public and private collections. Eylanbekovlives and works on Long Island, NY and Pietrasanta, Italy. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and has served on its Board of Directors.
*Alva Studios, formed by Virginia Morris Pollak and Alfred Wokenberg after WWII, created high-quality sculptural replicas from originals in major museums. Alva Studios was located in New York, NY and at one time was owned by Time, Inc. The trademark was cancelled in 1999.