Angelo Di Maria
P.O. Box 4071
Reading, PA 19606, U.S.A.
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Angelo Di Maria was born in Delia, Sicily in 1947 to Francesco and Giuseppa Di Maria. His interest in sculpture began when he was a six-year-old child. He would become totally absorbed in creating small figures and animals. The "Carretto," a small traditional Sicilian cart, was the favored object to sculpt in clay.In 1958, the Di Maria family emigrated from Sicily to begin a new life in Reading, PA, USA.Today with 48 years of experience of sculpting a variety of subjects-from the human form to wildlife, and from logos to facades, Di Maria has developed and perfected unique process for colors and textures to use in his art. His experience of all aspects of sculpture, from concept through completion, characterizes his knowledge and expertise. The ability to capture expressions of the human face portrays his natural talent, which is represented in his work.He is the 2008 recipient of the "Pagoda Award" and a member of the "International Sculpture Center."
The Yocum Institute of the Arts in Wyomissing PA offers his Sculpture classes for children and adults.
- Work in progress: Medallion for Post Precision Casting in Strausstown PA
- Life size bust of Jack Gulati owner of Stokesay Castle Reading PA
- Joe Paterno's 7ft Bronze statue with four footbal players in the background placed on the East Side of Beaver Stadium at Penn State's Main Campus in State College, PA.
- 6ft Bronze statue of the Penn State Nittany Lion Mascot located indide the new Sports Museum at the Main Campus in State College, PA.
- 20ft Crucifix commissioned by St. John Neuman Church in Annapolis, MD.
- Life-size 5ft statue of St. John Neuman located at the front entrance of the church in Annapolis, MD.
"Sculpture for me is a vehicle with which I hope to enhance life for humanity."
Thanks to my wife, family and others who have supported me along the way.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 4071, Reading, PA 19606
Studio visits by appt. Contact: Cell # 610-781-8482. Home # 610-779-6945.