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Paul DiPasquale is a sculptor who invents and produces private and public sculpture about history and the people who made it. His public sculptures and installations include:

  • ‘Neptune Virginia Beach’ (King Neptune); cast bronze and rock monument, 32 ft height, competition by the Neptune Festival; unveiled 2005 at 31st Street and Boardwalk, Virginia Beach.

  • The Arthur Ashe Monument; bronze and granite, 24 ft height; unveiled on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, 1996.

  • Memorial to Fallen Officers, bronze and granite, 20 ft height; commissioned by VA Beach Police Association; unveiled at 35th and Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, 2013.

  • The Dr. Martin Luther King Bronze Monument bronze and granite, 8 ft height,  commissioned by the King Foundation, Ashford Plaza, Hopewell, Virginia, 2004.

  • Oliver Hill, Esq. bust, authorized portrait, bronze, 1.3 x life size; edition of 3: Black History Museum of Virginia, The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, and  at The Richmond Visitor Center - City of Richmond.

  • Governor Mills Godwin, bust, authorized portrait, bronze, 1.3 x life size; commissioned edition of 3: The Virginia Museum of History and Culture, The Mills Godwyn High School in Henrico, and the Mills and Katherine Godwin Building by Virginia Wesleyan College, Suffolk, VA. with the Katherine Godwin matching bronze portrait, also commissioned.

  • Mary Tyler Cheek McClanahan, authorized portrait, bronze, 1.3 x life size; commissioned, installed at the Mary Tyler Cheek Childcare Center, Better Housing Coalition, Swift Creek, Chesterfield, VA.

  • L’Enfant finalist maquette for National Statuary Hall, Capital building, Washington D.C. Arts Commission.

  • Thomas Jefferson finalist maquette for University of Virginia Darden Business School.


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    Mr. DiPasquale is listed in Who's Who in the The World, In America, and in the Arts. He was selected as the 1996 Richmonder of the Year for his roles as author, producer, and sculptor of the Arthur Ashe Monument. For almost two years prior to the unveiling, controversy raged from varied sources. After the installation, the Art and Architecture critic for the Washington Post wrote of DiPasquale's work,“ placing this statue of Arthur Ashe on Historic Monument Avenue was one of the most important things to happen in Virginia in the entire 20th century.” Since its debut, the monument has been published nationally and internationally and has generated one film and two public television documentaries.

The first of DiPasquale's public work is the monumental fiberglass bust, “Connecticut,” now owned by the historic Lucky Strike Building partnership where it overlooked the James River  tidal basin for 10 years. Prior, the sculpture was owned by Richmond Metropolitan Authority which placed it for 25 years at The Diamond, Richmond’s baseball venue. The roof-top sculpture was originally self-produced, designed and built for presentation in Washington, DC to publicly  honor Native Americans. Described in The New York Times as “the only Native American statue in the Capital of America” it was unveiled atop the Best Product’s Washington store in 1983. It was covered nationally on ABC, CBS, NBC, National Public Radio, as well as the Associated Press.

    He won the Virginia Arts Commission competition to commemorate the African American contribution to early commerce in the city of Richmond. The resulting 14 foot high “Headman” Monument inspired the Richmond flag committee to choose ‘the boatman’ as the design of the city's new flag and the city’s symbol in 1991.

    The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, The Baltimore Aquarium, The Billings Rockefeller Museum in Vermont as well numerous corporate collections nationally own and display original DiPasquale sculptures.

    His copyrighted line of ceiling and wall duck and fish sculptures have been sold nationally by the Orvis Company since 1988 and have been pictured in Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.

    DiPasquale has taught college full and part time and as a visiting professor in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. He keeps a varied lecture schedule with all ages and interests of business and education audiences.

    He works through foundries and galleries nationally and with Bazzanti/Mirinelli Gallery and Foundry in Florence, Italy. In 1996 and in 1998, he was awarded a visiting artist position at the American Academy in Rome. Locally he has contracted with and won awards and grants from The Virginia Museum, The Children's Museum, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Arts Council of Richmond and the City and tri county school systems. DiPasquale sculptures have been published in American Artist, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, USA Today, and other national and international magazines, newspapers and television media.

    Mr. DiPasquale graduated from The University of Virginia with Distinction in Sociology and a minor in Art. He studied architecture at Boston Architectural University and earned his Master's Degree in Sculpture with honors at Virginia Commonwealth University. A native of New Jersey,  he spent many summers in Cayce, Kentucky on his uncle's farm. He is and has served as a member on various commissions and board member of arts organizations, museums, and service organizations.

    Paul DiPasquale has been a self employed artist full time (and occasional visiting professor) since 1983.


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