Gar Waterman

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Gar Waterman
Nationality American
Known for Sculpture
Notable work(s) Gulliver's Fiddle[1]

Gar Waterman is a sculptor[2][3][4][5][6] based in New Haven, Connecticut. He is notable for large public arts projects for public places and creations which mimic sealife.[7][8][9]

He works in marble, stone,[5] bronze, wood,[5][10] and sometimes glass.[11] Some of his very large[12] sculptures resemble "giant insects welded together from scrap metal," according to one account.[8] He creates sculptures which often resemble creatures from the ocean and nature.[5][13]

He married his agent and arts organizer Thea Buxbaum in 1997.[14][15][16][10] Waterman grew up in New Jersey and Maine and lived for a while in Tahiti.[13] He is the youngest son[13] of oceanographic film maker Stan Waterman and grew up "exploring the ocean depths".[3][17] He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1974 and from Dartmouth in 1978.[11] After college, he moved to Pietrasanta, Italy and lived there for seven years to learn sculpting.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Haven Violin Art Project pictures on-line". Yale Arts Library. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  2. ^ Mary E. O’Leary (April 29, 2010). "Last New Haven hardware store closing up shop". New Haven Register. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b David Sepulveda (Oct 15, 2010). "Open Studios Meets Westville Renaissance". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ "The Parks". Riverfront Recapture. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  5. ^ a b c d Allan Appel (Dec 26, 2008). "Thrown For A Curve". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  6. ^ TRACIE ROZHON (April 27, 1997). "For $1, the Best Little Warehouse in New Haven". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  7. ^ Mary E. O’Leary (July 11, 2010). "Stored away for decades, artifacts from New Haven Arena coming back". New Haven Register. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  8. ^ a b Margaret Reuland (September 13, 2002). "A hidden secret in subdued Westville". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  9. ^ "Gone Dishin' At The Grad Club". New Haven Independent. October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  10. ^ a b "Thea Buxbaum, Gar Waterman". The New York Times. June 29, 1997. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  11. ^ a b "Bio". Gar Waterman website. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  12. ^ Allan Appel (Sep 26, 2006). "Secrets Revealed For Artists’ Housing". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Greer Museum at Rio to Exhibit works of Gar Waterman". University of Rio Grande. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  14. ^ David Sepulveda (Oct 15, 2010). "Open Studios Meets Westville Renaissance". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  15. ^ Leonard J. Honeyman (Apr 9, 2010). "Whalley Redo, Part II". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  16. ^ Leonard J. Honeyman (Mar 8, 2010). "Restored Home Eyed For B&B". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  17. ^ Rob Barrel (2010-03-10). "Gar Waterman's Nudibranch sculptures". NAI'A Fiji. Retrieved 2010-10-19. "...Gar Waterman, Stan's youngest child." 

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