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.
- Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC)
- Member of The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, Inc.
- Member of The Trustees of Reservations
- Member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP)
- Member of The Decorative Arts Trust
- Member of Historic New England (HNE)
- Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)
- Member of The Trustees of Reservations
- Associate member of the National Sculpture Society (NSS)
- Trustee of the Art Springs Foundation
Robert Shure specializes in site-specific sculpture commissions from design to dedication. His 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 hospitality and entertainment industries.
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.
Awards & Recognition
- 2022 – Preservation Achievement Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance for contributing to the restoration of the Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial on Beacon Hill
- 2019 – Bulfinch Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art for contributing to the restoration of the Lotta Fountain on Boston’s Esplanade
- 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 and Brother, now known as the Caproni Collection, also located in Woburn, MA. The company 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.