Atelier

Atelier

The term Atelier from French means artist workshop, and it encompasses the idea that the master artist leads a creative enterprise—-a place of education, collaboration, and primarily, the realization of the artists most ambitious ideas. Such a studio is a creative hub, bursting with the energy of the times—a meeting place for artists, writers, philosophers, and musicians. From the Renaissance, through to our time, artists have worked in this tradition: notably, Peter Paul Rubens, Rodin, Carpeaux, Carrier-Beleuse—with Andy Warhol bringing the idea to the 20th century.

Richard MacDonald's Atelier features pieces from his collected works that highlight iconic aspects of his lifelong inspiration—they represent the breadth of his artistic career. Each one is derived from a masterwork, which is the sole creation of Richard MacDonald. A select group of apprentices and artisans, led by Richard MacDonald, create each atelier piece by hand, following the intensive and time-honored process that takes a clay sculpture through the multiple steps of the lost wax method to be cast in bronze. Each piece is sculpted, cast, and finished with a unique patina in Richard MacDonald’s Monterey studio. These are limited edition works, numbered, and signed by Richard MacDonald.

The Atelier Collection is an organic outgrowth of Richard MacDonald's creative life in continuation of art history, reflecting our current society.

For Richard MacDonalds Master Works collection please see: www.richardmacdonald.com