Capturing The Visceral Moment: Fantastic Detailed & Monumental Sculptures By Seward Johnson

Seward Johnson, the internationally-acclaimed sculptor of realistic bronzes depicting everyday people, originally began his artistic pursuits as a painter. When his wife encouraged him to take a class in sculpture, his life and and art world would be forever changed.

More: Seward Johnson, Facebook, Instagram h/t: copper

Having no formal training beyond a series of classes, Johnson entered an international sculpture contest in 1968, and won among 7,000 entries, kickstarting a sculpting career that has endured for nearly five decades.

As his love of bronze grew, Johnson started the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in 1974 as a non-profit art casting and fabrication facility. Designed to encourage and instruct sculptors in artistic and technical aspects of their craft, it offered numerous services in casting, conservation, installation, enlarging, mold/pattern making and finishing with both paint and patina.

Known for his detailed life size bronze sculptures depicting ordinary people in everyday activities, Johnson achieves a realism that is absolutely uncanny. He speaks with and studies subjects in the field he is depicting. He watches policemen and gardeners at work, businessmen reading newspapers, children eating ice cream, park benches with people on them. Details are so realistic that viewers want to actually touch the sculptures.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Artist Wolfgang Stiller’s “Matchstickmen” Are Hauntingly Captivating
This Artist Has Created Some Awesomely Geeky Nesting Dolls
Ikea Had A Great Reaction To Balenciaga Making A $2,145 Version Of Its 99-Cent Blue Bag
Anonymouse Are Opening Tiny Shops For Mice In Sweden
This Company Creates Unusual Coffins And Urns In The Shape Of Beer And Whiskey Bottles, Guitars And In A Geometric Style
Tiny Handmade Ceramic Animal Planters by Cumbuca Chic
Artist Creates Remarkable Sculptures From Driftwood He Found On The Beach
The Snowman Carrier - A Special Bag to Carry Your Tiny Snowman
Spirited Away: A Miyazaki Fan Recreated The Bathing House With An Impressive Model
In Elementary School, These Eerie Dioramas Would've Won You a Trip to The Child Psychiatrist
Beautifully Designed Fabric Fills Delhi’s Auto Rickshaw Interior With Vibrant Original Artwork
Hyper Realistic Cakes By Former NASA Engineer
Just a Selfie Spoon
Futuristic Large-Scale Installations Built In The Heart Of Al Ula Desert In Saudi Arabia
Street Art Sculptor “Unzips” A Building In Milan For Mind-Bending Art Installation
Melania Trump Wooden Statue Unveiled Close To Her Hometown In Slovenia
Hello, Is It Me You're Cooking For? Creative Ceramics By Lenny Mud
This Floor is Made of Broken Shards of Glass and it's Amazing
New Fashion Dolls Available At Tokyo Disney Resort
Makeup Artist Creates Dark Fantasy Costumes From The Lightweight Wearable Porcelain And Stained Glass
Italian Artist Silvio Irilli's Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits
New Trending Summer Fun - A Pink Coffin Pool Float With Lid
This Unusual Café In Seoul Will Make You Feel Like You Walked Into A Cartoon
Massive 4,000lb Arthas Statue Erected In Taiwan For Blizzard's 25th Anniversary
Boy Scout Creates Ear Guard For People Who Feel Pain From Wearing Face Masks All Day
Artist JR Has Symbolically ‘Reopened’ a Shuttered Florence Museum With a Photocollage of Its Interior on the Facade
This Russian Fixed His Car Bump On A Most Genius Way Ever, By Painting
Brutally Honest Logos By Viktor Hertz That Will Make You Laugh
Japanese Modeler’s Terrifying Scarecrows Pit Cthulhu And Silent Hill Against Birds
"Storm Of Steel": Stuning Design Of Body Armor In The First World War, 1914-1918