Author: Andrew DeVries
Sculptor Andrew DeVries began sketching and painting at a young age on his family’s farm in Rochester, N.Y., and first began sculpting in the late 1970s. He studied the craft of mold making and bronze foundry for several years, apprenticing with sculptor Ed Dwight in Denver, Colo. and at the Paris-American Academy. DeVries launched his formal career working with the dancers at Ballet Denver, and is now a master bronze founder, sculpting works that reflect dance, fluidity, and motion. His sculptures can be found in both private and public collections around the world, including at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, and Ballettzentrum at the Hamburg Ballet in Hamburg, Germany. DeVries is the recipient of the North American Sculpture Society’s Lindsay Memorial Prize, Walter and Michael Lantz Award, and Young Sculptor award, among other accolades. He creates his sculptures in his studio in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, where he also maintains a gallery.