Project Description

Nilda Comas is an international artist. In 2017, Comas was commissioned to create a new statue for National Statuary Hall, inside the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions, museums and galleries in the US and abroad. She has received numerous grants and among the following awards listed many more: a Bronze medal and two Agopoff Memorial Prizes from the National Sculpture Society in New York; First Prize from Hambro Bank, London; and the Award for Excellence from the Society of Women Artists in London. Her works have been exhibited all over the US and abroad including The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens; Palm Beach; National Arts Club, New York; Accademia di belli Arti di Carrara, Italy; Chiostro di Sant’ Agostino, Italy; Westminster Gallery, London . . . Comas’ works are part of public and private collections in the US, Europe and South America. The last few years Nilda has been working on Public Art pieces for City parks and private commissions in marble or bronze.

Comas believes that technical mastery is vital to creating fine art. She has studied the techniques of Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern sculpture in order to perfect her craft. “I aim at pursuing theses established standards, which demand the knowledge of composition, perspective, form, draftsmanship, and anatomy as vehicles that will enable me to bring my personal visions to life,“ she wrote. (She has an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art and post-graduate studies from Accademia di belli Arti di Carrara). “I feel that by absorbing this knowledge I can free my creativity and give my art character, sensitivity, and the universal quality of excellence that is only achieved by being fully able to express my inner thoughts while conquering the material.”

Today Comas divides her time between Pietrasanta, Italy and Fort Lauderdale where she has her studios. In addition, she travels to Vermont, Georgia, Louisiana, Ocala, Florida, Pietrasanta, and San Juan, Puerto Rico to teach “Living Among the Artists” Sculpture Workshops during the last fifteen years.

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