George McMonigle has lived and worked from his home in Chester County, Pennsylvania
for the past 25 years.
George was born in Hawaii and raised in a Military family. He grew up enjoying
the coast of Southern California and then relocated to the Philadelphia area in High School. He attended Temple University's
Tyler School of Fine Art from 1970-74 and then accepted the position as studio sculptor for the prestigious Edward Marshal
Boehm Studios in Trenton, New Jersey. This started his long and very successful career in porcelain sculpture. He retired
from the porcelain business in 2003 as the Senior Director of Sculpture for the Franklin Mint. Since 2004 George has pursued
his passion for sculpture creating work in his own studio. "I believe in looking for the beauty and grace in every subject,
for if you look for the good in things you will find it. I certainly believe that art should have excellence of skill but
more important is a personal, un-analyzable creative power which reflects the artist." Although he studied and produced work almost exclusively in high-fired porcelain, and will always love the
way white, translucent porcelain reflects light, particularly with portraits and the human form, he now feels that bronze
is the perfect material for most of his current work. He is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and the Society
of Animal Artist in New York.