Artist of the Month
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Claude Falcone grew up in Lawrence Park in Broomall. He attended Marple-Newtown High School where he took art classes with Mrs. Blinder. Mrs. Blinder taught him to pursue different styles of art in various mediums. Claude graduated in 1977 and went to Tempe University and graduated with a B.A. in Communications. Claude spent five years in the U.S. Army as a broadcast journalist. He was able to travel extensively through Europe while stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany while working for Armed Forces Network Europe. Claude became an officer through the PA Army National Guard and branched in armor. He retired as a Captain with a 20 year letter in 2003. Claude also taught English for 20 years, has a Master’s degree in Education from Widener University, and is a retired teacher from The School District of Philadelphia.
featuring the work of Claude Falcone.
He started sculpting cherry wood from his back yard in 1996. Other sculptures were created from found wood and wood given to him by family and friends. He has used chain saws, chisel and hammer, sanders, Dremmel and wood carving tools. His work is filled with “happy mistakes” and tended to evolve during the process.
Claude painted his mother-in-law’s cabinet doors when she upgraded her kitchen. He has also painted chunks of wallboard, and ceiling tiles. He started painting windows in 1998. His “splash art” technique was inspired by Jackson Pollock and work Claude did in high school. Wooden panels were taken from a chapel that was torn down at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. Shells for shell collages were found at the New Jersey sea shore.
Claude was inspired by his Uncle Claude, and other artists including Constantine Brancusi, Leonardo DaVinci and Joan Miro.
Claude’s uncle, Claude J. Falcone, was an art teacher at Penncrest High School for 40 years. He encouraged Claude to continue sculpting wood and inspired him to continue creating new work.
Claude is a resident of Newtown Square and continues to work in various media
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