Hailing from Washington, D.C., Richard Webber has been a sculptor/metalsmith for over 40 years. He first studied sculpture at Corcoran College of the Arts and Design in downtown D.C. and moved to New York City in 1984 to continue his studies at the National Academy School of Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art. While working at the Tallix Art Foundry, Webber collaborated with renowned artists Isamu Noguchi, Frank Stella, and Nancy Graves. He has fabricated pieces for New York artists Heidi Fasnacht, Lisa Hoke, Carol Hepper, Michael Lucero, Rebecca Smith, and fashion designer Elie Tahari. For the New York Historical Society’s exhibition “Here is New York: Remembering 9/11”, Webber created a series of unique mounts for specific World Trade Center artifacts. He has created artifact mounts for the Connecticut Historical Society, in addition to constructing many fossil mounts, skeletal mounts, and sculptural representations for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, and the Florida Museum of Natural History. In 1994, Webber founded Museum Productions, Inc. Since its creation, MPI has produced numerous sculptures, models, armatures, and mounts for museum and corporate exhibits nationwide. MPI brings together an expert commission of sculptors, artists, and exhibitors to create both large and small-scale projects and exhibitions.
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