more about Carolyn Palmer in the
Magazine July/August 2011
National Sculpture Society (NSS)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Young Art in Syracuse NY
Chairman's Council New-York Historical Society
Board Trustee Vera House Foundation
Carolyn Palmer is a master sculptor whose passion is creating larger than life-size bronze busts and figures, many of which are displayed in prominent museums and public venues as well as in various private collections.
One of Carolyn's most recent commissions was for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY where she created two dynamic bronze busts of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt for the main entrance of the newly renovated Library. Her impressive pieces caught the attention of the New York Times who photographed and published them in the Library's article in 2013.
These renown and larger than life size bronze Roosevelt busts will proudly greet over 100,000 visitors each year.
Carolyn also has sculptures both in the New-York Historical Society in New York City and in the New York State Museum in Albany (where her compelling pieces will be featured beginning February 2014).
Also, her first edition of Orville and Wilbur Wright were commissioned by a Sanford/Orlando (FL) Airport and proudly displayed in the terminal entrance. Terrwilliger Productions, the Los Angeles-based (aviation) motion picture production company, also purchased the second edition of her Wright Brothers. (www.terwilligerproductions.com)
Carolyn's Wright Brothers were also recently recognized by the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Another prestigious commission is her larger-than-life-size (full figure) bronze Thomas Jefferson which highlights the lobby of the prestigious Jefferson Center in Syracuse NY where a televised celebration was unveiled by Mayor Matt Driscoll.
She was also chosen by Mayor Christopher Doherty of Scranton PA to create a life-size park scene of Scranton natives, Vice President Joe Biden and former Pennsylvania Governor Robert P. Casey.
Carolyn Palmer's talent has received artistic
accolades and awards throughout her life.
She graduated cum laude from Nazareth College in
Rochester with a concentration in Art Education.
Carolyn also studied at various art institutions
such as Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute,
Wringling School of Art and Syracuse University.
Although she highly respects all education, Carolyn
modestly feels the depth of her work came from
private study throughout her extensive travels to
Italy, France, Spain and her own beloved United
States. Carolyn believes the highest creativity
comes from the courage to truly look and feel
from one's own educated "eye".
She offers exquisite miniature reproductions of her
work (museum quality) which are signed Limited
Editions. Carolyn welcomes all commissions,
classical realism and abstract expressionism. She is
presently working on various commissions for private