John DeAndrea life castingsWork In Progress

I am currently working with sculptor John DeAndrea on his memoir, which will span his childhood in Little Italy in Denver, Colorado—”it was like growing up in an Italian village”—through his international success as a leader of the hyperrealist movement that started in the late 1960s.

Mr. DeAndrea developed and pioneered the techniques for life casting his models to produce intensely realistic figures, such as the serene Amber Reclining (left) and Mother and Child (right).

(Photographs courtesy of John DeAndrea)