Edward J. Walsh
About the artist:
"My artistic history began when drawing was used as play. Pencil and paper were both the toys and tools that opened the doors of imagination and fantasy. Those early doodles on large sheets of paper were filled with numerous human and animal forms. Elaborate scenes were miniaturized by necessity; simplification of the figure became a personal test of how to manipulate volume, shape and line. In this way I could bring life into these tiny creatures; who became companions in a constantly changing adventure. This activity generated a personal aesthetic which emerged and matured during those childhood strivings to reveal more than the eye could recognize in a simple drawing. Still as that child, I strive to bring life into art which will reveal more for my own eyes as well for others' eyes." - Edward J. Walsh EDUCATION: Art Students League, N.Y.C. 1958-1962 Montclair State College, N.J. 1963-1967 Sculptor’s apprentice. 1963-1972 New York University, N.Y.C. 1967-1969 Pietrasanta, Italy, (Marble carving). 1974 EXHIBITS / BACKGROUND: (partial listing) Instructor, Art students League, Vytlacil campus, Sparkill N.Y. 2005 Nexus Gallery, N.Y.C. 2003 Manchester, CT., Outdoor Sculpture Show, 2000-2001 The Ivoryton Mile Sculpture Show, Ivoryton, Ct. 2000 Polo Gallery, Edgewater, N.J. 1999 Rockefeller Center Flower & Garden Show, N.Y.C. 1997 Bernard-Biderman & Worth, N.Y.C. - One Man Show - 1996 Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, N.Y. 1995 The Bergen Museum, Paramus, N.J. - One Man Show- 1995 Miesner Soho, N.Y.C. 1993 L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, N.Y. 1989-1995 Maya Gallery, Kumuela, Hawaii. 1987-1990 Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, N.J. 1987 Hopper House, Nyack, N.Y. —One Man Show- 1986 White Pine Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1986 Galleria Maray, Englewood, N.J. —One Man Show- 1985 John Payson Galleries, Maine & Fl. 1981-1985 Environment Gallery, N.Y.C. —One Man Shows- 1972-1976-1980 COLLECTIONS: (Partial listing) Full Scale Inc., NYC Touche-Ross International Executive Offices, NYC Savin Buisness Machines, Valhalla, N.Y. Mrs. Nancy Krawcyzk Collection, Boonton, NJ Ellen Mc Cluskey Design Group, NYC Mr. & Mrs. Gary Eisenberg, NY & CA. Erte, Paris, France. L.J. Schultz & Co., Beverly Hills, CA. Mr. & Mrs. John Payson, Portland, ME. Mr. Merv Griffen, Hollywood, CA. EXXON Corp., Executive Offices, NYC Farah Dibah, Former Empress of Iran. Dr. & Mrs. Ronald. Goldfinger, Monteray, MA. Ms. Kaye Ballard, Rancho Mirage, CA. Boose, Sickland & Martins, West Palm Beach, FL. Mr. & Mrs. Allan Prince, Kings Point, NY Mrs. Mildred Otten Collection, Teaneck, NJ Rockland Co. NY, Executive Awards Commission. Dr. & Mrs. Robert Zampieri, Saddle River, NJ Gerald Hines Real Estate Corp., Houston, TX. Castrol Oil Executive Offices, Wayne, NJ New City, NY, Library Garden bas-relief commission Cinquanta Restaurant, NYC Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ferro, Boca Raton, FL. Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ Pomona Junior H.S., Garden Sculpture, Pomona, NY Mr. & Mrs. Robert Benmoshe, Wesley Hills, NY Mr. & Mrs. Martin Siegal Tomkins Cove, NY Mr. & Mrs. Finbar Murphy, Nyack, NY Camp Venture / Holocaust Studies Memorial, Sparkill, NY Dr. & Mrs. Yahuda Eliezri, Pomona, NY Mr. & Mrs. Terry Saxon, Ocean Pines, MD.
"My artistic history began when drawing was used as play. Pencil and paper were both the toys and tools that opened the doors of imagination and fantasy. Those early doodles on large sheets of paper were filled with numerous human and animal forms.