Robert Shure

Over forty years' experience in sculpture commissions and sculpture-related projects including designing, modeling, molding, conservation, reproductions, and architectural sculpture.

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Biography

Robert Shure is the president of Skylight Studios, Inc. Robert has accumulated over 40 years of hands-on experience working in the field of sculpture. His expertise ranges from the design and creation of monumental sculpture in bronze and granite to the conservation and restoration of historical sculpture and architectural ornament. Robert works with a worldwide clientele of communities, institutions, committees, architects, and museums. Communication with clients from design to dedication is the practice he stands behind. Before founding Skylight Studios, Robert apprenticed for almost two decades with sculptors Arcangelo Cascieri and Adio di Biccari and continues their traditions.

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Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Conservation – AIC
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – ICAA
National Sculpture Association – Associate member
Historic New England – HNE
The Decorative Arts Trust
National Trust for Historic Preservation – NTHP
New England Sculptors Association – NESA
The Trustees of Reservations
The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, Inc.
Art Springs Foundation – Trustee

Studio

Robert Shure's sculpture studio is Skylight Studios, Inc. located in Woburn, MA. He and his team specialize in the creation of commissioned public and private sculptures, monuments, memorials, portraits, reliefs, and architectural sculpture and ornament. They also provide conservation and restoration services for a wide clientele as well as diverse mold-making and sculpture-replicating services for institutions and fellow artists.

Commissions & Projects

Projects include restorations, reproductions, and original commissions. Sculpture specialties include portraits of historic figures, veterans' and public safety memorials, and animals and mascots. Robert works with a worldwide clientele of communities, institutions, committees, architects, and museums.

Awards & Recognition

2017 – Bulfinch Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for contributing to the Meyer & Meyer, Inc. restoration of 9 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
2016 – Washington Award of Merit from the American Village Citizenship Trust for sculptures at the American Village, Montevallo, AL
2015 – Cambridge Historical Commission Historic Preservation Award for contributing to restorations at the Radcliffe Agassiz House at Harvard University
2015 – Boston Preservation Alliance 2015 Preservation Achievement Award for contributing to the restoration of the Lion and Unicorn at The Old State House, Boston, MA
2015 – Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts for St. Mary’s Hall at Boston College for contributing to the restoration by replicating existing sculpture
2011 – Honorary Alumnus, Boston Architectural College Alumni Association
2005 – Laurel Award from the Preservation Society of Newport County for the conservation of three historic fountains in the Elms Sunken Garden
2003 – Honorary Citizen Award from South Boston, Massachusetts for design and construction of the South Boston World War II Memorial
2000 – Certificate of Recognition from the Daughters of the American Revolution for the sculptures of General John Stark and Molly Stark
1996 – Boston Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for sculptures at the finish line of the Boston Marathon
1995 – Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of Boston for two sculptures commemorating the Boston Police and Fire Departments at One International Place, Boston, MA
1995 – Received the Federal Design Achievement Award for sculpture at the Washington Monument, Washington, DC

Plaster Cast Gallery

Robert is the current owner of P.P. Caproni & Brothers, now known as The Giust Gallery, also located in Woburn, MA. The Gallery hand casts and offers for sale plaster reproductions of sculpture, including many of the world's masterpieces. Robert's passion for plaster casts fueled the decision to purchase the company in the 1990s.

Contact Robert

Robert Shure can be reached at his studio and gallery which are housed in the same building. It is located just 20 minutes north of Boston, Massachusetts and is easily accessible from several major highways including routes 93, 95, and 495 as well as Logan International Airport.

Address: 105 Salem Street, Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 781-933-3822
Email: services@skylightstudiosinc.com