Art of Gary Waselkov

“Tribute to a Native”
Honduras Mahogany Wood

Gary Waselkov has a background as an Artist, Engineer, Rare Book Dealer, and Art Dealer. He has exhibited his work since 1978 and has been a practicing professional artist for over forty years. His work has been extensively exhibited throughout Florida and his pieces can be found in numerous collections throughout the United States.

Limited Edition Cast Marble
Wood Sculpture
Stone Sculpture
Limited Edition Woodblock Prints
Oil Paintings
Pen and Ink Drawings

Statements by the Artist

Limited Edition
Wood Block Print

“The intention of my art is to capture a certain idea or facet of life which brings the individual or group a feeling of either greater awareness or a greater enjoyment of life.”

“Survival or Extinction”
Hibiscus or Mahoe Wood

“Each sculpture is based upon a constant study of nature and a firm understanding of design principles.”

“Creativity, mastery of the medium and emotional and intellectual enrichment relative to the intent and purpose of contemporary life are important considerations of my art.”

“Birth of Venus”
Limited Edition Cast
Marble Sculpture

“Grain and other characteristics of the medium and beauty of the design are considered together and chosen so that each may enhance the other”

“I believe beauty and sound craftsmanship are essential elements of a piece of sculpture”

“The Quest”
Maryland Soapstone

“The arrangement – the design- is considered throughout the work for the best possible relationship of parts.”

Biography of Gary Waselkov

Gary Waselkov was born in Euclid, Ohio in 1954. The son of Alexander Waselkov, artist and teacher, and Elizabeth , a librarian. One of two siblings, his brother Greg is an archaeologist. Alexander’s guidance developed a love for art at an early age. As a youth in the mid 60’s to early 70’s he traveled extensively with his family to many major museums in the United States, Italy, France, Spain, England, Holland, Greece and the Vatican City.

Attending Ohio State University he graduated in 1976 with a B.S. degree cum laude. Soon afterward he returned to his early interest in art and continued studying with his father. They had their first exhibition together in 1978 in Florida. Alexander was a master of many media but wood sculpture was a favorite. They worked and studied together in Florida and on occasion in Alabama until Alexander’s death in 1983.

Gary works out of his Cape Coral studio in southern Florida primarily in tropical and semi-tropical woods, stone, bronze, oil, drawing and printmaking and exhibits extensively. In 1995 he started working in cast marble and has produced a limited edition sculpture series. In 1997 he began his figurative limited edition woodblock print series of women. He also works in fountain designs, gold and sterling jewelry, clay sculpture and original wood furniture design.

The range of human emotions, family, nature, wildlife and the environment are
typical themes in his work. He has a fondness for figurative subject matter often in the form of women in imaginative shell shapes. Creativity and originality are often strong elements of his work. He’s also known for his seascapes and landscapes.

The multi-media sculptor/painter’s long standing interest in fine art, book collecting, authors and scholars led to his creation of a website in the year 2000 that features rare books and quality fine art for sale, including his own .

Buy Art of Gary Waselkov