Richard MacDonald, one of the leading Contemporary Figurative sculptors in the world today, creates his distinctive works in bronze at his Studio and Foundry in Monterey, California. The artist has spent almost four decades bringing Figurative sculpture to a wider audience through major public monuments and a thematically diverse and prolific body of independently created works. At this stage in his career MacDonald is highlighting his large scale works for an unprecedented event titled “Magnus Opus” at Dawson Cole Fine Art.
The title of the show means “large and important work of art”, and it is purely descriptive of the historic collection of around twenty larger than life-size bronze sculptures which will be displayed under one roof. These works are known as “Heroic” for the grandeur of their scale, and were created by Richard MacDonald to fulfill his own creative vision, and are not commissioned pieces. This is highly unusual in the history of monumentally scaled sculptures, which have almost exclusively been created by artists at the behest of patrons and do not reflect the independent spirit of the artist.