BIO: Fred X Brownstein creates contemporary figurative sculpture in marble and bronze. Fred was born in 1946 in Greenville, Mississippi and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1970 from the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.
In 1971 Fred was an Artist in Residence at the Karolyi Foundation in Vence, France, where he began carving marble and exhibiting his sculpture. Fred married Stella Ehrich in 1974 and the following year the couple moved to Italy where they lived for sixteen years until 1991. In Italy, Fred worked for eight months at Henraux in Querceta and then was accepted as an apprentice at the sculpture studio of Enzo Pasquini where he trained for four years. From 1980-1984 Fred studied figure drawing with the Signorina Nerina Simi in Florence, Italy.
Fred exhibited with the Grand Central Art Galleries in New York from 1986-1992. He has completed 12 public sculpture commissions since 1985 and his work is included in private collections in Italy, Canada and the U.S. He has won awards from the National Sculpture Society and the Salamagundi Club in New York as well as two national competitions for public sculpture in the U.S.
Fred was an adjunct professor at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Connecticut and has lectured at many colleges and museums including the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum in Boston, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, Alfred University, Middlebury College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Williams College, among others. He is a Fellow member of the National Sculpture Society and a professional member of the Stone Carvers Guild. Fred lives in Vermont.