Artist of the moment……Cliff Fragua

Cliff Fragua is a Native American artist born in Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. For his artistic education Fragua attended the Institute of American Indian Arts where he studied sculpting. Fragua then attended the San Francisco Institute of Art. Fragua also studied stone sculpture abroad in Italy.

Fragua works with alabaster as a first medium but also works with stone and bronze.

In this clip Cliff Fragua talks about developing his style whilst at art school. Many samples of his work are shown:

The National Statuary Hall is a room in the United States Capital Buildings that is wholly dedicated to the art of capturing important American figures with the art of sculpture. Cliff Fragua is the Native American artist included in this collection.

A link to the website of Cliff Fragua:

In this last clip the artist talks about preparing and installing a very large sculpture:


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