Sheila Finn Bio

 
 
 
 
 
 NEW YORK CITY                                                         
--Born in Scotia, New York
--Moved to New York City at 17
--Studied painting at Art Students League
--Discovered by Eileen Ford Agency
--Appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine 
--Starred in "Hallelujah the Hills" with Peter Beard 
  (Cannes and New York film festivals)
--Challenged by sculptor friend to do his portrait in 
  clay, she discovered a natural talent for sculpting
--Travelled in Europe; especially touched by Florence,
  which awakened her sensitivity to beauty
 
 PARIS
--Moved to Paris by crossing the Atlantic Ocean on
  a 33-ft sailboat
--Inspired by Egyptian miniatures,her two daughters,
  nature, water, movement (especially modern dance),
  and the sensuousness and beauty of Paris, her
  sculpture blossomed
--Mentored by the renowned sculptor, Marino di Teana
--Commissioned by the editor of Italian Vogue to create 
   a life-size sculpture, "Floating Woman", for their 
   entrance in Milan 
--Commissioned by Daum Cristallerie to create three
  sculptures, "Cecile", "Natasha" and "Ocean"  in pate
  de verre (a type of glass) for their sculpture collection
--Reduced her large sculptures to miniature works in clay
  which inspired her in 1975 to create her Sculptured Jewelry
  Collection, a form in which she is a self-taught pioneer
--Important Exhibitions include "Le Bronze" at the Bernheim 
  Jeune Gallery, with such artists as Rodin, Cesar, etc., and 
  "Bijoux 80" for De Beers Diamonds
--Permanently exhibited at the Gerard Laubie Sculpture 
  Gallery and the Louvre des Antiquaires
 
BACK TO AMERICA
--Moved to Los Angeles, where she concentrated on her 
  sculptured jewelry
--Showed and sold her sculptured jewelry at Saks Fifth 
  Avenue and other prestigious stores and galleries
--Taught sculptured jewelry courses at U.C.L.A.
--Moved to Washington, DC, where she resumed sculpting
--Represented by the Attis Art Gallery in Washington, DC,
  where she had a solo show of her sculpture and sculptured
  jewelry in 2006
 
TODAY
     Sheila and her husband live most of the year in 
Washington, DC, where she continues to work in her
studio in Georgetown. They live part of the year  
in Paris, where she works and visits her two daughters 
and seven grandchildren in Geneva.
 
 
 
All Works by Sheila Finn are Copyright