Walter S. Arnold, Sculptor/Stone Carver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.

Walter S. Arnold Sculptor/Stonecarver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or

The Gargoyles of New York:

East balcony - West balcony is in the background
New York City was home to many hundreds of great carvers 100 years ago, and they've left gargoyles and grotesques all over the city. These examples are from just one building, 527 West 110th Street. One block from St. John the Devine Cathedral, these epitomize the wonderful carving that fills New York.

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Scholarly New York Gargoyle

A scholar ponders a tome.
These carvings demonstrate an incredible understanding of the material. They are designed to take full advantage of the qualities of limestone, and carved with a sure, loose and fluid hand.

Cooking and tasting New York Sculpture
One cooks the stew, the other gobbles it down.

Eating Chicken - West Chicken eater- East
The Chicken Eater. Each of these four figures appears twice, under thegrotesque brackets under the balconies West (left) and East (right) balconies of the building. Originally a plaster model would have been prepared, and the carvers worked from those models. The figures on the West are subtly stronger and more lively than those on the right. Perhaps it was a different carver, or he was just having a better month. The treatment of the planes and shadows make the figure come alive.

Evening in New York

Laughing corbel and flowers

These two carvings flank the doorway of this apartment building.

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