Gert Olsen

Gert Olsen

Artwork

Gert Olsen
Artist Statement: A visit to Pietra Santa Italy started his fascination with Carrara Marble which evolved to 30 years of hand selecting marble from quarries in Europe and throughout the United States. About: Gert Olsen was born and educated in Denmark. He immigrated to Canada in 1956, then to the United States in 1956 . He started his career as a woodcarver which expanded to church carving. He transitioned to stone in the late 1970's. His works can be found in Wicks Park in Saugatuck! And if you find yourself in Naples Florida, you can see a larger than life Gert Bear, one of his larger commissions, at the Naples Bear Museum in Florida. Gert is one of the original Joyce Petter Gallery Artists! Process: The stone block is initially cut and shaped with modern saws and cutters, then further shaped with traditional carving equipment including chisels, both pneumatic and manual. The process continues with sanding, using many grades of sandpaper and culminates in polishing. He uses both pneumatic and manual chisels to transform blocks of marble into cuddly animals, studies of the human form, and novel abstract designs. His sculptures range from table top to monumental for indoor or outdoor display.
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Artist
Cat
Gert Olsen

Cat

Marble

$1,500.00

Duck #3
Gert Olsen

Duck #3

Soap Stone

$1,300.00

Reclining Lady
Gert Olsen

Reclining Lady

Turkish Marble

9 x 23 x 5 in

$1,900.00

Torso 28
Gert Olsen

Torso 28

Marble

$1,900.00

Bear and Cub 76
Gert Olsen

Bear and Cub 76

Colorado Yule Marble

$3,050.00

Rocking Bear 55
Gert Olsen

Rocking Bear 55

Marble

9 x 9 x 4 in

$1,500.00

Sitting Looking up Bear 45
Gert Olsen

Sitting Looking up Bear 45

Marble

$1,500.00

Curious Bear VT Danby 64
Gert Olsen

Curious Bear VT Danby 64

Marble

$1,500.00

First Dance
Gert Olsen

First Dance

Marble

$2,400.00

Sleeping Cat
Gert Olsen

Sleeping Cat

Marble

$1,900.00

Torso Champlain 68
Gert Olsen

Torso Champlain 68

Marble

$3,300.00

Freeform 81, 2018
Gert Olsen

Freeform 81, 2018

$2,000.00

Say What? 74
Gert Olsen

Say What? 74

colorado yule marble

41 x 25 x 12 in

$8,000.00

Speedy 72
Gert Olsen

Speedy 72

Colorado Yule Marble

34 x 46 x 13 in

$10,000.00

Curious Bear VT Danby 65
Gert Olsen

Curious Bear VT Danby 65

Marble

$1,500.00

Fish
Gert Olsen

Fish

Marble

$1,100.00

Sniffing Bear 32
Gert Olsen

Sniffing Bear 32

Marble

$1,500.00

Turning Bear 46
Gert Olsen

Turning Bear 46

Marble

$1,900.00

Just Sittin'  73, 2018
Gert Olsen

Just Sittin' 73, 2018

colorado yule marble

31 x 35 x 16 in

$10,000.00

Sitting Bear 54
Gert Olsen

Sitting Bear 54

Marble

12.50 x 5 x 10 in

$1,500.00

Torso 75
Gert Olsen

Torso 75

Cararra Marble

$6,550.00

Curious Bear VT Danby 66
Gert Olsen

Curious Bear VT Danby 66

Marble

$1,500.00

Penguin NC 70
Gert Olsen

Penguin NC 70

Marble

$2700 for set of three

Torso
Gert Olsen

Torso

Marble

$2,400.00

Turning Bear 50
Gert Olsen

Turning Bear 50

Marble

$1,900.00

Reclining Woman 79
Gert Olsen

Reclining Woman 79

soapstone

$3,050.00

Sitting Bear 77
Gert Olsen

Sitting Bear 77

Colorado Yule Marble

$1,350.00

Torso 80
Gert Olsen

Torso 80

Filetto Rosso

$3,850.00

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