About the Artist

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Richard Erdman is an internationally renowned sculptor who creates soaring sculptural works in bronze and stone in the abstract mode. A graduate of the University of Vermont, the artist’s career stretches over three and a half decades. His art is known for its vitality, energy, and light buoyant motion, as if defying the material from which it is formed. The power and life the artist bestows in his work, both daring and subtle, conveys passion and strength, deeply engaging the viewer.

News

Latest News and Views from the Studio

The Commission of Richard Erdman’s ‘Cascata.’

The Commission of Richard Erdman’s ‘Cascata.’

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Commission, Large

Cascata is a monumental sculpture cast in bronze and was originally conceived by Richard Erdman for a private collector in Grand Rapids, MI where it now sits upon a reflecting pool at the entrance of the collector’s home.  The massive sculpture stands at over ten feet high and is almost nine feet wide.  Click through the slideshow to […]

Essay by Peter Frank, An Excerpt

Essay by Peter Frank, An Excerpt

Posted on Aug 20, 2015 in Essay

Passage is Richard Erdman’s magnum opus to date.  A maker of three-dimensional abstractions – often three-dimensional conundrums – Erdman’s way with shape, space, and substance allowed him to fulfill the challenging commission from PepsiCo in the mid 1980s, early in his career, with efficiency, elegance, and élan. Erdman has created hundreds of smaller objects, some […]

Crescendo: Another Language of Art Making

Crescendo: Another Language of Art Making

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 in Commission, Process

In the 1990s, Richard Erdman was commissioned to create a sculpture that communicated with but differed from the works he is known for.  Crescendo, installed permanently in a public collection in Singapore, was formed from steel and painted playfully with bright blues, reds, and yellows. As if speaking a new language, Erdman created something that, […]

Recent Works

A selection of recent sculpture in stone and bronze