Matt Large

Sculpture Studio

About Matthew Large

Matt Large in the studio

In 2007 Matt Large relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan from Wilmington, Delaware, where he spent the better part of a decade apprenticing and working hand-in-hand with former President of the National Sculpture Society, Charles Cropper Parks (deceased). Here’s a photo of Mr. Parks working on a figure that Matt Large posed for.

(Click on Mr. Parks for his Bio.)

In addition to developing a respect and love for classical figurative sculpture through his relationship with Mr. Parks and drawing on his previous art education in the human figure, Matt has also learned the proven, time-honored sculpture techniques and artisan craftsmanship from his talented mentor.

Matt’s specialty skill in portraiture has been refined from his years of creating likenesses for clients in paint, pencil, clay, and a variety of metals.  Matt’s work has been exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones Law Firm, the Jackson Armory Arts Project, Destination 1111, the Lowell Area Arts Council, the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, the Devos Center, the Princeton Art Guild and many other places. His national public work is on display at all of the WMU Thomas M. Cooley Law School campuses in Michigan, Farmers Insurance World Headquarters, the KPMG Ignition Site in Grand Rapids, MI, the Trail of Tears Park in Princeton, Kentucky, etc.  His pieces are also in many private collections.

Now located in beautiful Western Michigan with his beautiful family, Matt Large is doing exactly what he loves.  He’s carrying on the Old-School, classic traditions taught to him by his mentor and is accepting commissions.