Carole Feuerman, artist from the United States. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I am an American sculptor, author and a mother. All my life I knew I wanted to be an artist. At the age of ten, I helped my grandfather design our home by spray-painting an outline of each room on the lawn. He then built the home for my parents. By fifth grade, my teacher affirmed my art skills by asking me to give weekly drawing lessons to my class. While in high school, I sold my first painting. I studied at Hofstra University, Temple University, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

In 1967, all the while working as an illustrator to pay for my college education, I illustrated for the New York Times, and made album covers for Alice Cooper and The Rolling Stones. I’m one of the three founding members of the Hyperrealist movement that began in the 1970’s. I am best known for my figures of swimmers and dancers.

I‘ve taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. In 2011, I founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.