Exhibit: Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey
For nearly 60 years “the marble man” Richard H. Bailey has been sculpting miracles out of stone. His lifetime has been dedicated to that of being a sculptor in central Delaware.
Visit the beautifully appointed 18th century homes of the Historic Odessa Foundation to see the semi-abstract contemporary sculptures on exhibit within its period rooms. Bailey’s subjects include twisting fish, fluttering butterflies, docile ducks, and monumental turtles that express his deep roots in nature and faith.
National Historic Landmark Corbit Sharp House & National Register Wilson Warner House.
About the Sculptor
Richard H. Bailey, an award winning native born Delaware sculptor, has been carving various kinds of stone for over fifty years.
Mr. Bailey studied at the prestigious Art Students League in New York City under famed sculptor, Jose de Creeft and at de Creeft’s home/studio in Hoosick Falls, New York during two summers.
Bailey then attended the Carlo Nicoli Studios in Italy, where he studied under ten stone sculptors. Upon his return to New York City, Bailey studied at the New School of Social Research. Later, he took drawing classes at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont and learned many techniques for carving granite in Barre, Vermont.
Bailey’s hand-crafted sculptures are carved from many types of stone- primarily from marble, granite, and precious stones. Each raw piece of stone is hand selected by Bailey to become his artistic vision.
His artwork is featured in many private homes, public collections and museums.
In 2013, Bailey published an autobiography, A Sculptor’s Miracles, which chronicles his life and work in stone.
Richard H. Bailey’s studio is located in Smyrna, Delaware. His work can be seen by appointment by phoning 302-653-4810 or by emailing him at his agent wife Kay’s e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.