THE ART AND WRITINGS OF JEFFERSON D. RUBIN
Jefferson D. Rubin
Marian Granfield, Editor and Introduction
Marcello Giorgi, Foreword
believe the human form is always contemporary and just as
significant today as the moment of its creation." Jefferson
Jefferson D. Rubin was a brilliant young artist whose devotion
to humanistic art embraces the poetry of sculpture that
descends from ancient and Renaissance antecedents. A Colorado
native, he studied in the United States and Italy, and was
founder, director and principal maestro of La Scuola Classical
Sculpture School in Denver. Rubin exhibited in galleries
and museums across the country and abroad, and his rare
pieces are prized in many private collections.
Rubin wrote, "I gave my heart to nature and my soul to art.
I imagined myself as a prehistoric man, an Indian and an
Italian... I carved the stone as if it were fossilized semen...
the rhythm, the breath, the metamorphosis of life. I carved
by hand. I was primitive. I loved art and lost myself in
He died in a tragic mountain accident in 1995 at the age
Jefferson D. Rubin Memorial Fund exists to keep alive the
idealism of the human form and spirit in classical sculpture.
was the purpose of La Scuola and the soaring vision of its
founder and his muse.
and Introduction: Marian Granfield
In the book’s introduction
Marian Granfield offers her insights into the classical-inspired
work of Jefferson D. Rubin and shares their first meeting
and the close friendship that grew between them.
received her Master's Degree in Art History from the University
of Denver and is currently an adjunct professor at Niagara
University, New York, where she also serves as the education
coordinator for the Castellani Art Museum.
Today, a major and widely-recognized sculptor
based in Pietrasanta, Italy, Marcello Giorgi was a colleague
of Jefferson Rubin while Rubin was living and sculpting
in Italy. He became a life-long friend, was to teach mold-making
at Rubin's La Scuola in Denver, and wrote, on Jefferson's
death, that this was the death of "my brother."
9 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches
144 pages 75 color plates
$60.00 Price (Cdn)
Published by Fresco Fine Art Publications, llc