"I specialize in hand-carving unique sculpture from natural stone and marble, on commission."
From fireplaces to full life-sized figures, large fountains, architectural reliefs, memorials, or small garden pieces, my extensive training allows me to carve virtually any project.
"I customize to meet your needs."
I work with you to tailor any stone project to your specified size, material and design. I also work with your budget and can design to a specified price point.
"The highest quality, natural stone"
My original marble and stone artwork is carved from the highest quality natural materials. I do not use composite marble, cast stone or synthetics.
Fluent in many styles:
Classical to Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau or Abstract, I carve in any style.
Walter Arnold carving a self-portrait bust
"By training first with the hammer and chisel and working by hand, I gained an intimate feel for the stone and a broad repertoire and vocabulary of technique.
My classic European training gives me the knowledge and freedom to select from both old and new tools and techniques."
Walter S. Arnold Studio Est. 1985A Chicago native, Walter is Chicago's
Celebrating 20 years on the webThis site was launched in 1994, the very first website for an individual sculptor.
Website last updated: June 8, 2014
Message from the Artist:
Walter's sculpture will be featured in an exhibition at the Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, Illinois, from July 3 to Aug 2, 2014.