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Milton Elting Hebald
Cecille Rosner Hebald
Cecille Hebald 1915-1998


Known as one of the most important contemporary sculptors who works with the human figure MILTON HEBALD learned art literally in the streets of New York, drawing on sidewalks in colored chalks, eventually finding his true vocation in life when someone gave him a box of modeling clay.  At the age of ten, he was the youngest student ever to attend the Art Students League. After studying at the National Academy of Design and the Beaux-Arts Institute he had his first one man show at the age of twenty. Prize followed prize and in 1955 he was awarded the prestigious "Prix de Rome" Fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. After receiving the "Prix de Rome" twice again he decided to make Italy his permanent home.

A prolific artist, Hebald's bronzes and wood sculptures range from light-hearted commentaries upon the social scene to personal interpretations of mythological figures to most importantly, capturing the human figure's movement celebrating life; his work speaks of an energy and vision which are unmoved by artistic fads or the critic's pen.
Hebald's works are in numerous private collections and public locations worldwide. His earliest public work was for the 1939 World's Fair. Other public works include the 220 foot long Zodiac bronzes for John F. Kennedy International Airport , the James Joyce Memorial in Zurich, Switzerland, the Tempest and Romeo and Juliet at the Delacorte Shakespeare Theater in Central Park, NYC, Shakespeare's Mirror in Oslo, Norway, the Richard Tucker Memorial at Lincoln Center, NYC, C.V. Starr Memorial, Tokyo, Japan, Handstand , modeled after his grandson, and Olympiad 1984 , which depicts three women in the thrilling moment of a track meet, which are both at the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA, Los Angeles. Of the latter two Hebald has said "I always want to express human relations, human endeavors. I am certain that in fifty or even a hundred years from now people will be able to relate to my works. We will not have changed that much, little boys will still be doing handstands!".

Milton Hebald's work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Yale University Sterling Library, New Haven, Tower Museum, Dublin, Ireland, Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond,University of North Carolina Art Museum, South Carolina's Columbia Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Johnson Foundation  in Racine, Wisconsin, Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, Connecticut, and many more.

Milton Hebald's work is exhibited, represented and available for purchase from the Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida and Margo Hebald Heymann, Los Angeles, California: aw211@lafn.org; as well as from the Hebald Studio in Rome, Italy, directly, contact: aw211@lafn.org

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Homage To Baroque
Olympiad 84

Cecille At Ease
Cecille At Ease

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Cecille Rosner Hebald
1915 -1998
Cecille Hebald, an American artist who has lived in Rome for many years, expresses in her paintings that strong feeling for nature that has always been one of the characteristics of American painting. But even if her works pertain to a well-established tradition of American realistic landscapists (as exemplified in recent times by artists like Fairfield Porter), they also reflect the experience of almost thirty years of living in Italy.

Cecille Hebald's painting is about what she sees from her large studio-house set on a hillside above a grassy slope, embellished with flower-beds and with a wealth of evergreens and fruit-trees.painting

Mrs. Hebald's paintings hanging on the white walls of her studio are like windows opening onto nature: one can breath the fresh air, one senses the flowing of light, the calm atmosphere of the landscapes. Looking at them is like turning the pages of a visual dairy of life in the country: here are the farming chores, the domestic animals, a table set outdoors for lunch with sunlight flickering over the faces of the participants against a background of lush green trees. Even the still-lives are about the artist's favorite Italian recipes.

Nature is the true protagonist of Cecille Hebald's painting and she sets out to express the infinite variety she sees in it. For her, landscape is not just another subject to paint, an accumulation of colours on canvas, but a way of establishing a serene, spiritual osmosis with nature. In these where every detail is the result of  loving abservation, the artist expresses her joy in the act of seeing , and arouses in the viewer a feeling of harmony which is a respite from the hectic rythm of life today, along with an awareness of hope rediscovered.

Renato Loffredo


The Snack

Olive Picker

Coming Storm On Lake

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