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Philippe
Faraut
ARC Living Master™
French teacher, sculptor, furniture designer & woodcarver
born 1963

Nationality:
French

Citizenship:
American


Biographical Information

PHILIPPE FARAUT received his degree in woodcarving and the construction of French fine furniture from Germain Sommeillier in Annecy, France, his boyhood home. An avid traveler, Philippe's destinations have allowed him the opportunity to study the cultures of many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, thus influencing his work in portraiture. After establishing residence in the US in 1992, he developed an interest in modeling the head in clay.


Philippe has created numerous original works ranging from six-inch porcelain figurines to monuments in both stone and bronze. He has exhibited his sculptures in various galleries and national competitions including several of the National Sculpture Society's Annual Exhibitions shown in New York City and Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, as well as the American Portrait Society's Annual Exhibit in New York City and the Art Renewal Center's Annual Competition.

During the past twenty years, Philippe has taught seminars on modeling the head and figure in clay throughout the United States, Canada and France at private studios and institutions such as the Longview Museum of Fine Art in Texas and the Grand Central Academy in New York City.

Together with his wife Charisse, the couple has made Philippe's techniques available to students in the form of four video productions, in addition to two instructional text books.

Productions:
The Art of Sculpting DVD Volume 1: Children (2000 PCF Studios, Inc.)
The Art of Sculpting DVD Volume 2: Expression (2001 PCF Studios, Inc.)
The Art of Sculpting DVD Volume 3: Men (2007 PCF Studios, Inc.)
Techniques of Sculpture: Geometry in the Clay Portrait (2011 PCF Studios, Inc.)

Publications:
Portrait Sculpting: Anatomy & Expressions in Clay (2004 PCF Studios, Inc.)
Mastering Portraiture: Advanced Analyses of the Face Sculpted in Clay (2009 PCF Studios, Inc.)

To learn more about the art of Philippe Faraut, please visit www.philippefaraut.com.

The Art Critic

-2008
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
The Art Critic
Rites of the Bacchante

-2012
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Rites of the Bacchante
Vercingetorix in Alesia

-2012
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Vercingetorix in Alesia
Barbadosed 1636

-2008
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Barbadosed 1636
Cheval Glass

-2008
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Cheval Glass
Dark Ages

-2005
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Dark Ages
Denied

-2008
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Denied
Dormancy

-2006
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Dormancy
Joan of Arc

-2010
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
Joan of Arc
John

-2008
Earthenware clay
Private collection

Added: 2012-02-13
John