Bill Mack

Biography

Bill Mack is the world’s pre-eminent relief sculptor.  The relief format – In Mack’s case, “alto relief” – originated in ancient temple friezes and marble sepulchers. 

To excel in this exacting form, in which foreshortening poses daunting technical challenges, Mack is a master craftsman.  Each relief derives from painstaking studies of the foreshortened figure – a classic skill that is rare in today’s contemporary scene.

Mack’s figures – with their emotional beauty and soulful dignity-partake of the style “Romantic Realism,” of which the pre-Raphaelite painters are a leading historical antecedent.

His drawings and paintings, in the photo realistic genre, are extremely rare and are immediately recognizable as Mack’s.  They are rendered with a dimensional or “round” quality, since, while he is working in two-dimensions, he is always thinking of the images in three-dimensions.

Youthful and enthusiastic, stylish and unusual, from his rare art form to the mysterious red rose that he wears on his lapel each day, Mack enjoys one of the most successful, high profile careers in contemporary American art.

Selected Private Collections

  • Former U.S Presidents Clinton, Reagan, Ford, Carter
  • Elton John
  • Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev
  • HRH Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Robert Redford
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Tony Curtis
  • Celine Dion
  • David Copperfield
  • Garth Brooks
  • Trisha Yearwood
  • Peggy Flemming
  • 50 Cent
  • Billy Graham
  • Billie Jean King
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Lee Iacocca
  • Wayne Newton
  • Rod Stewart

Selected Public Collections

  • NBA Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts - Relief Sculpture of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, presented at his retirement, televised nationally (NBC), now permanently installed in the Basketball Hall of Fame
  • MLB Hall of Fame Permanent Collection, Cooperstown, New York - Maquette-sized Bronze Sculptures of Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Kirby Puckett
  • NFL Hall of Fame, Canton, OH - Relief sculpture of Lyle Alzado, commissioned by Athletes and Entertainers for Kids 
  • American Tennis Hall of Fame/Arthur Ashe Foundation, Newport, Rhode Island - Two sculptures of Arthur Ashe, presented by the Mayor of Frankfort Germany and nine top seeded tennis players 
  • American and Canadian Hockey Halls of Fame - Hobey Baker sculpture, presented annually to the top collegiate hockey player in America
  • United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Relief sculpture presented to Peggy Fleming during the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of her Olympic Gold Medal, World and National Championships.
  • Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Relief Portrait of Rodeo Legend, Casey Tibbs placed on permanent collection
  • The Great Hall of the People Museum, Tiananmen Square, China - Relief presented to Jaing Zemin, Premier of China
  • AMFAR/Ryan White Foundation, Indianapolis, Indiana - “Hope”, a relief portrait of Ryan White, unveiled by his mother, Jeannie White, and Elizabeth Taylor 
  • Statue of Liberty Museum, Liberty Island, New York City - Sculpture “Lady” of the Statue of Liberty on permanent installation 
  • Selena Relief Portrait, Corpus Christi, Texas - Commissioned Portrait of the most famous and beloved of the female Latin singers who was tragically shot down at the height of her career.  The cast bronze sculpture is on permanent display at her gravesite.
  • Harley-Davidson Cast Bronze Monument, Dedicated in Aspen, Colorado - 2,000lbs. life-size sculpture of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and rider entitled Freedom dedicated to the spirit of motorcycling.
  • Minnesota Twins Organization, Minneapolis, Minnesota - 125% life size Bronze Sculptures of Hall of Famers: Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Kirby Puckett, Tony Oliva, and Kent Hrbek.  Twins also commissioned life sized bronze sculptures of 1955-1984 Twins Owner Calvin Griffith, and 1984-2009 Twins owner Carl Pohlad (with wife Eloise)  
  • Vatican, Vatican City - Relief Sculpture "The Madonna with Butterfly"
  • Pretty Woman, Beverly Hills Brats, Perry Mason, and other motion pictures, and television shows
Contact us

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