(the signature name) received an undergraduate BFA
degree in studio arts with a double minor in theology
and philosophy from Manhattanville at Purchase, New
York (formely Manhattanville College of the Sacred
Heart) in 1960. During undergraduate years, the
artist studied sculpture with Clara Fasano and Jean
In New York City, the artist took post graduate
studies in painting and sculpture with Eric
Isenburger and Adolph Block at the National Academy
of Design School of Fine Arts from 1960 through 1962.
The artist studied marble carving in Pietra Santa,
Italy and now resides in Jacksonville, Florida with
Other artistic experiences include New York City
theater set design, specialized area design for
retail stores and Art Director for a New York City
financial public relations firm.
La Fond is a member of the Jacksonvilie Coalition for
the Visual Arts, the National and International
La Fond paintings and sculpture are in private
collections in the United States and Europe. For
information and video, call or write Stillpoint
Studio of Fine Art.
"La Fond communicates with an intensity of
feeling rare in sculpture today. Through careful
rendering of body language, La Fond presents an
intimate glimpse into the psyche of the subjects. La
Fond treats each work with great sensitivity and
technical skill. La Fond's work ranges from unique
figurative subjects, both animal and human, to the
touching sensitivity apparent in "Mother and
Child". The maquette for "Holocaust"
is one of the most strikingly powerful pieces I have
ever seen. La Fond's training in religion and
philosophy is apparent in the exhibition."
- Richard Roberts
"The other half of Art is the viewer. Art is
not complete without the viewer"
"God creates, Man reproduces"
Camhe Gallery, New York, NY
Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ
Manhattanville College, White Plains, NY
Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY
National Academy School of Design, School of Fine
Art, NYC, NY
Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, FL
R. Roberts Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Objects D' Art Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Galleria Silviero Paoli, Pietra Santa, Italy
Mussalem Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
Epping Forest Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL
Sawgrass Country Club, Jacksonville, FL
The Center at Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Bergen County Artists Association, Bergen
Jacksonville Coallition of the Visual Arts
Jacksonville Beaches Association of Fine Art
La Fond has taught sculpture at the Cummer
Museum of Fine Art and Privately.
JCVA, National Sculpture
Society, International Sculpture Society