Author: Jefferson D. Rubin
Marian Granfield, Editor and Introduction
Marcello Giorgi, Foreword

"I believe the human form is always contemporary and just as significant today as the moment of its creation." Jefferson D. Rubin

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 time...."

He died in a tragic mountain accident in 1995 at the age of 36.

The Jefferson D. Rubin Memorial Fund exists to keep alive the idealism of the human form and spirit in classical sculpture.

That was the purpose of La Scuola and the soaring vision of its founder and his muse.

Editor 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.

Granfield 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.

Marcello Giorgi, Foreword
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."

September , 2009
9 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches
144 pages 75 color plates
ISBN 948-1-934491-14-0
$60.00 Price (Cdn)
Published by Fresco Fine Art Publications, llc