Alan LeQuire is a member of the American Portrait Society. His forte is three dimensional portraits in bronze -
monumental to miniature. Alan has been hosting his own "open studio"/atelier in his studio since the mid 1980s,
and has taught at Watkins Institue and Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga. Author, Madison Bell describes LeQuire as a
"strikingly accurate and extremely popular portrait artist. His portrait heads combine the energy, expressiveness and apparent mobility of a quick sketch with the permanence of bronze."
July 13th & 14th
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This workshop focuses on the fundamentals of capturing a likeness from life. LeQuire will sculpt along with students to providing easy step-by-step instructions. For all skill levels.
Included in the many portraits to date by Alan LeQuire are busts of the British Poet, Donald Davie, Chancellor Harvey Branscomb of Vanderbilt University and Chancellor Ike Robinson of the University of Oklahoma. Portraits busts of doctors Rollo Park, John Shapiro and Sidney Colowick are on display at Vanderbilt Medical Center and a portrait bust of Jack Massey resides at the Massey School of Business at Belmont University.
A larger-than-life standing figure portrait of Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. with two small children can be found at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville as well as Bayonet Point Medical Center in Naples, Florida. Life-size standing portraits have also been done of Sam Davis at Montgomery Bell Academy, Jack Daniel at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, TN and Timothy Demonbreun at Nashville's Riverfront Park.
Also of interest are LeQuire's oversized portrait heads of cultural icons Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday, Marian Anderson and Woody Guthrie, and his continued portrait relief series of inductees in the Country Music Foundation's Hall of Fame.
As a figurative sculptor, LeQuire relishes the process of portraiture - experimenting with various ways of handling the material (clay), always with the intent in mind to make the material and its treatment at least as important as the subject matter.