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Walter S. Arnold is an internationally acclaimed artist who creates a full range of sculpture and stone carvings. Classically trained in Italy, Arnold is committed to preserving the traditional techniques of stone carving, one of the highest art forms. Mr. Arnold began carving stone at the age of twelve in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. At twenty, he began training as an apprentice in the marble studios of Pietrasanta, Italy. Following his training under master stone carvers in Italy, Mr. Arnold spent five years from 1980-1985 working on the Washington National Cathedral in D.C., and then established his studio in Chicago in 1985. He is fluent in styles ranging from Classical and Renaissance to Gothic, Baroque and Arts & Crafts.




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Known especially for his gargoyles, Mr. Arnold also creates unique fireplaces, fountains, architectural carvings and sculpture for private residences, institutions and commercial buildings throughout the United States and Canada. The Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Boston University, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, are just a few of the nationally recognized universities, museums and organizations that have invited Mr. Arnold to present lectures on the history, technique and application of architectural and sculptural stone carving. In October, 2009, he was elected to his fourth term as president of Stone Carvers Guild of America.

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