Gar Waterman

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

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

He works in marble, stone, bronze, wood, and sometimes glass.[9] Some of his very large sculptures resemble "giant insects welded together from scrap metal," according to one account.[10] His sculptures often resemble creatures from the ocean and nature.

He married his agent and arts organizer Thea Buxbaum in 1997.[11][12][13] Waterman grew up in New Jersey and Maine and lived for a while in Tahiti. He is the youngest son of oceanographic filmmaker Stan Waterman and grew up "exploring the ocean depths".[14] He graduated from Phillips Academy in 1974 and from Dartmouth in 1978.[9] After college, he moved to Pietrasanta, Italy and lived there for seven years to learn sculpting.


  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. ^ David Sepulveda (Oct 15, 2010). "Open Studios Meets Westville Renaissance". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ Allan Appel (Dec 26, 2008). "Thrown For A Curve". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  5. ^ TRACIE ROZHON (April 27, 1997). "For $1, the Best Little Warehouse in New Haven". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Margaret Reuland (September 13, 2002). "A hidden secret in subdued Westville". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  8. ^ "Gone Dishin' At The Grad Club". New Haven Independent. October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  9. ^ a b "Bio". Gar Waterman website. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  10. ^ Allan Appel (Sep 26, 2006). "Secrets Revealed For Artists' Housing". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  11. ^ Leonard J. Honeyman (Apr 9, 2010). "Whalley Redo, Part II". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  12. ^ Leonard J. Honeyman (Mar 8, 2010). "Restored Home Eyed For B&B". New Haven Independent. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  13. ^ "Thea Buxbaum, Gar Waterman". The New York Times. June 29, 1997. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  14. ^ 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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