Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” – Banksy

Barbara Nagel

"It is my intention to provoke, humor and inspire the viewer by manipulating a common form charged with personal associations."

About Barbara Nagel

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“Barbara’s unique style, with smooth flowing curves and contemporary lines comes from her foundation as a stone carver. Chiseling and palm-sanding stone is an ancient art form that is often lost on today’s clay sculptors.”

Barbara has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, as well as a minor in Fine Art.

Barbara’s passion for sculpting accelerated with a figurative sculpting class taught by renowned artist Marton Varo, a Hungarian stone sculptor, known for his public installations at Fort Worth Symphony Hall and Laguna Beach Museum of Art. This experience motivated Barbara to become an apprentice stone carver at the Claudio Palla Studio in the village of Pietrasanta, Italy, world-famous for marble and bronze sculpting.

After her apprenticeship, Barbara entered her work in juried shows, including the Pageant of the Masters and San Diego Trees show, where she won 2nd place. Barbara’s artwork is on display at the Women’s Pavilion of Hoag Hospital, as well as other venues. She has also performed solo shows at Myers Gallery and Studio Gallery.

Barbara has created a stunning collection of figurative art, using contemporary lines, flowing curves, and interpretive subjects. Barbara and her husband Georgie, together for 25 wonderful years, and their three sons live in Newport Beach California.

Available Items by Barbara Nagel

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Barbara Nagel Abbey Road Bronze Sculpture

Barbara Nagel “Abbey Road” Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture

Three women, powerful, confident and strong, are able to manage life’s challenges. This is a progressive piece, emphasizing forward movement.

  • Size: 22″ H x 24″ L x 6″ D [12″ High figures]
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Limited Edition
  • Price:  Inquire
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Barbara Nagel The Pair Blue 56″ Tall Bronze Sculpture

Barbara Nagel “The Pair” Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture

Together, we are one. A stunning piece by Barbara Nagel. The Pair highlights the love shared between them, as they melt into one another.

  • Size:  56″ tall
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Limited Edition
  • Available in 32″ and 56″ sizes
  • Granite base
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Barbara Nagel Tango Red 42″ Tall Bronze Sculpture

Barbara Nagel “Tango” Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture

Tango embraces the passion of a man and woman entwined and flowing with music. Cast bronze figurative sculpture with contemporary sophistication.

  • Size:  42″ tall
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Limited Edition of 250
  • Available in 29″ and 42″ sizes
  • Granite base
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Barbara Nagel Dirty Martini Bronze Sculpture

Barbara Nagel “Dirty Martini” Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture

After a long day at work, it is a pleasure to take off that tie and indulge in a pillow-top martini. The playful suggestiveness of this piece captivates one’s imagination.

  • Size:  22″ long
  • Signed and Numbered
  • Limited Edition of 450
  • Available in stainless steel
  • Available as an artist proof
  • Available in 9″ and 22″ sizes
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