Leon Axelrod is active/lives in New York, Illinois. Leon Axelrod is known for sculptor-abstract form.
Biography Leon Axelrod
A sculptor working in stone, onxy, and marble, he blends contemporary form with classical mediums. His work is mathematical, geometric in precision and balance, and fluid in appearance. In addition to using hammer and chisel, he uses modern technologies such as diamond cutting wheels, carbide grindstones, and pneumatic chisels.
He was born in Chicago and raised in New York where he studied engineering at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He worked as a fashion designer in leather forms and in 1981, while attending the Art Students League, began working in stone.
He travels frequently to Italy to study with sculptors there and to personally select each stone he carves. He works from a preliminary sketch that he carves out of
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