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Theodore Gall - Sculptor

Theodore Gall studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. He has served as a consultant to the Art Institute and to the Illinois Arts Council, and has shared his knowledge with students in Illinois as well as at the Ojai Art Center. The human form has always been his primary focus. He enjoys placing his compelling figures in thought provoking situations.

“My concepts come to me visually; it is only during the course of creating a sculpture that it’s meaning becomes clear. While I am always happy to share what a piece means to me, it is important that interpretation of my work not be limited to my own view. What I have to offer the viewer of my work is not only visual and tactile; equally important are the feelings and emotions that my sculpture can evoke.

My sculpture is my depth. While the act of sculpting helps me work through difficulties and solve problems in my personal life, it is often the finished piece that goes a step further in helping me identify obstacles with which I was not in touch. My career as a sculptor is very satisfying to me - and it is most gratifying when I know that my work has touched someone in a very deep place.”