Born in 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio, Lawrence Schloss earned a Master of Arts from the New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, Washington Square. He is an abstract sculptor of stone and wood, with special emphasis on the creation of sculptures with Judaic-related themes. Schloss is owner of Lawrence Schloss Sculptures, Centerport, New York.
Lawrence Schloss is Founder and Director of the American Guild of Judaic Art’s Mentoring Program in the Judaic Visual Arts for Secondary Education Students. He served as Treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors: The American Guild of Judaic Art from 2012-2014.
Schloss is a Fellow Artist with the international Judaic art organization The Jewish Art Salon (Jewishartsalon.org) and an exhibiting artist with the American Guild of Judaic Art (www.Jewishart.org). He is an Artist Member with the Nassau County Art League, the National Art League, Inc., the Guild Hall, and the Art League of Long island, as well.
Schloss has exhibited in group shows in Long Island, N.Y. at the Huntington Art Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery and The Heckscher Museum of Art Website. He has exhibited extensively in group shows in The American Guild of Judaic Art On-Line Exhibitions.
Schloss’ sculptures are exhibited on his webpages with the American Guild of Judaic Art, and as a Fellow with the Jewish Art Salon
WOOD AND STONE
I am an abstract sculptor of wood and stone. All of my sculptures originate from one-man-boulders of marble, granite, canyon rock and river rock purchased from a local landscaper in my neighborhood (the boulders are given that name because they can be carried by a single person, one at a time). The sculptures composed of blue stone are from workers who discarded slabs when building small retaining walls surrounding gardens. All of the woods are felled limbs of trees from the North Shore of Long Island; many of the limbs, which fell after storms, are from trees in my backyard
My sculptures of stone and wood speak to the inherent beauty and power of these materials. The sculptures often take months, some even years, to complete. Above all, the sculptures are inspired by the natural world.