Reception & Lecture: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey

Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Historic Odessa Foundation is pleased to announce in conjunction with the exhibition, Quarried, Carved, and Polished: The Stone Sculptures of Richard H. Bailey, the Delaware sculptor Richard H. Bailey will present a talk about his methods and inspirations of his semi-abstract stone sculptures.

Mingle with other HOF members and invited guests during the reception and learn about the wonderfully sculpted stone figures and creatures during the presentation. The lecture and reception will be held at the Corbit-Sharp House.

Free for HOF members and invited guests, Non-members $5.


RSVP to Jennifer Cabell Kostik at 302-378-4119.

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,