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ROBERT SHURE

President, Skylight Studios, Inc.

and Giust Gallery / Caproni Collection

 

1970 – BFA in sculpture, cum laude, gold medal in sculpture, New York Institute of Technology, New York

1973 – MFA in sculpture, cum laude, School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University, Boston

1972 – 1990 – Apprenticed at commissioned sculpture studio of Cascieri & diBiccari Inc., Boston

1985 – 1990 – Robert Shure Co. – commissioned sculpture & sculpture related projects

1990 to Present – Founder and President of Skylight Studios, Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts – commissioned monuments and sculpture services

1991 to Present – Acquired the historic Caproni Collection of plaster reproductions

 

Awards

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                  

 

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Conservation – AIC

Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – ICAA

National Sculpture Association – Associate member – NSA

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

 

Commissions

Over forty years’ experience in site-specific sculpture commissions from design to installation. Projects range from public monuments to sculptures in private collections. Specialties include portraits of historic figures and events, veterans and public safety memorials, animals and mascots, as well as work for the hotel and entertainment industries. Some selected sculpture commissions are:

2016 – Tribute to the Washburns, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

2016 – Roland Hayes Memorial Relief Plaque, Brookline, MA

2016 – Embattled Farmer Statue & Eagle Sculptures, American Village, Montevallo, AL

2015 – Roberto Clemente Bust, Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial, Boston, MA

2015 – Gift of Life Sculpture, New England Organ Bank, Waltham, MA

2015 – Johnny Ro Memorial, Johnny Ro Veteran’s Memorial Park, Leominster, MA

2014 – Fighting Goat sculpture, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

2014 – Liberty Statue and Liberty & The Fallen Statue, American Village, Montevallo, AL

2013 – Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial, Boston, MA

2013 – Animal Sculptures, Tidal Stream at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA

2013 – Bobcat Sculptures, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

2012 – Woburn Honor Roll Memorial, Woburn, MA

2012 – Special Olympics Monument, Massachusetts Special Olympics Headquarters, Marlboro, MA

2011 – Stupa Monument, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

2011 – Poseidon Temple Ruins, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lowell, MA

2011 – A Man and A Cat Named Yitz, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

2010 – Proud Goat sculpture, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

2010 – Auburn Veterans Memorial, Auburn, MA

2009 – Arnold “Red” Auerbach monumental relief portrait, TD Garden, Boston, MA

2009 – George M. Cohan Statue at his birthplace in Providence, RI                

2008 – Angelo Del Rossi Portrait, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

2008 – Brockton Firefighters Strand Theatre Fire Memorial, Brockton, MA

2008 – Paramaz Avedisian Statue, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia

2007 – Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial, Providence, RI

2007 – Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial, State House, Boston, MA

2007 – Central Massachusetts Korean War Memorial, Worcester, MA

2006 – Bronze plaques for the Athletic Hall of Fame, Fairfield University, CT

2006 – Kindness and Inclusiveness children’s sculpture, Canterbury School, Greensboro, NC

2005 – Donald McKay Heroic Bust, East Boston, MA

2005 – In Tribute to Boston Police Officers sculpture plaza, Boston Police Head Quarters

2004 – The Beginning of Wisdom– Dr. John Pingry sculpture, Pingry School, NJ

2004 – Molly Stark Statue on the Molly Stark Trail, Wilmington, VT

2003 – Leopard mascot sculpture, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

2003 – Reverend Henry Whitfield Statue, Whitfield Museum, CT

2003 – Police Memorial – DiNapoli Plaza, Holyoke, MA

2002 – South Boston World War II Memorial, Boston, MA

2002 – Clara Barton Portrait, Massachusetts State House

2002 – Catherine Filene Shouse portrait, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

2001 – Tufts University Dowling Hall Elephant, Medford, MA

2001 – Norwood Firefighters Memorial, Norwood, MA

2001 – George Cleaves Statue, Portland waterfront, ME

2001 – Dr. Edward P. Triangolo Statue, Co-Founder of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

2000 – Ted Williams Statue, Ted Williams Museum, FL

2000 – General John Stark Statue, Bennington Battle Grounds, VT

2000 – Cape and Islands Korean War Memorial, Hyannis, MA

1999 – Sigmund Freud Statue, Clark University, Worcester, MA

1999 – Joe DiMaggio Portrait & Memorial at Yankee Stadium, NY

1999 – Benjamin Franklin Statue, Franklin, MA

1998 – Rhode Island Korean War Memorial, Providence, RI

1998 – Moe Gaebe Statue, Co-Founder of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI

1998 – MIA/POW Eternal Flame Memorial, National Cemetery, Bourne, Massachusetts

1998 – Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Boston, MA

1997 – National Pony Express Monument replication, “This is the Place” State Park, Salt Lake City, Utah

1997 – Lawrence Teachers Monument, Lawrence, MA

1996 – Don Orione Portrait Statue for Madonna Queen National Shrine, East Boston, MA

1996 – Bronze relief sculptures at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Boston, MA

1995 – Bronze Sculptures commemorating the Boston Police & Fire Departments, International Place Lobby, Boston, MA

1995 – Ted Williams Tunnel Heroic Portrait Relief of Ted Williams, Central Artery Tunnel entrances, Boston, MA

1994 – E. Virginia Williams Portrait Relief, Founder of the Boston Ballet, Boston, MA

1994 – George Washington Monumental Portrait, Washington Monument, Washington, DC            

1993 – Protectors of the American Family Monument, Norwood Town Common, Norwood, MA

1993 – Cy Young Monument, site of the first baseball World Series, Boston, MA

1992 – Monumental Eagle sculpture, Lansburgh Building, Washington, DC & St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

1992 – Massachusetts Korean War Veterans Memorial, Charlestown Navy Yard, Charlestown, MA

1991 – Seasons Sculptures, The Inn at Harvard, Cambridge, MA

1990 – “Mermaid” facade, Sand Castle Casino, Philippines

1990 – FAO Schwartz Teddy Bear, Boston and New York

1990 – Thomas Jefferson Monument, Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY