Franco Minervini


Franco Minervini
53 Weaverville Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
[T] 732-462-0262
[F] 722-462-0262
Email me
www.francominervini.com

I first learned stone carving as a child in my hometown of Molfetta, Italy, but did not pursue it professionally until I studied at the New School in New York with Bruno Lucchesi. My thirty year career includes five years working, and training, with master carver Vincent Palumbo. My artwork focuses on truth, both in the subject and the stone, whether I am creating the smallest flower or working on a large-scale commission.

I have had a long career with more than twenty years of stone carving and sculpting experience. I specialize in large scale monuments, clay models, deep bas relief, and 360° sculpting and carving in limestone, marble, and African black stone. I have had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from master carvers, such as Vincent Palumbo, on projects as varied as gargoyles and grotesques on the Washington National Cathedral, reconstruction on the White House, and a memorial for the National Police Defense Foundation. I have done countless private commissions and public works such as a Christopher Columbus monument for the Ocean Township Library. One of my most ambitious undertakings, a massive eagle carrying in its talons a twisted beam from the destroyed World Trade Center, now sits as a memorial at Mt. Mitchill in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

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“In my artwork, I incorporate my personal philosophy of eliminating false and discriminating opinion, attitudes, and portrayals of individuals by concentrating on bringing out a true and affirming representation.”