One of America's most respected sculptors, Willard Boepple is known as an artist's artist. Born in Vermont in 1945, he studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the University of California at Berkeley, and CUNY City College.

He has served on the faculties of Bennington College and the Boston Museum School and is chairman of the Triangle Artists' Workshop in New York. Since the mid-seventies, he has exhibited at many galleries including Acquavella, André Emmerich, Tricia Collins and Broadbent Gallery, London, and his work belongs to such noted institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Storm King Art Center.

Willard’s wooden sculptures are primarily influenced by utilitarian objects that interact with humans, such as ladders, shelves and mechanisms with levers and cogs. In his work with The Print Studio from 2005 until 2007, he mirrored these abstract relationships on paper.

© BLACK HOLE/the artist, 2014