Richard MacDonald, American (1946 - )
Richard MacDonald was born in Pasadena, CA in 1946. Self-taught, he has created three decades worth of drawings, paintings and sculptures that celebrate the full range of human emotions and figurative movement.
MacDonald has been awarded major commissions and numerous awards. His commissions include, the MGM's corporate headquarters and The State of Alaska for a Bronze likeness of State founder William Henry Seward, for the new Z.J Loussac Public Library in Anchorage and also designed the surrounding Plaza,
MacDonald received worldwide critical acclaim in 1996 for " The Flair". This sculpture created for the 1996 Olympic Games was donated to the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia and graces Georgia International Plaza , T
He also commemorated the 100th U.S Open Championship. The Heroic sculpture represents the anatomy of the Golf swing and the dawn of the new Millennium. The monument presides permanently at Pebble Beach , California .
MacDonald's long association with 'Cirque du Soleil' resulted in a gallery partnership at the 'Bellagio' in Las Vegas. His "Three Graces" sculpture - a forty foot column -was chosen to be the center piece of The World Expo 2010 sculpture park in Shanghai, China - the only 'Westerner' to be invited to exhibit.
His works are collected by public and private collectors World Wide.