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American Bronze builds two statues for the Seminole County Fallen Heros Memorial Park

  • May 23, 2015
    Great day here in Seminole County as the Fallen Hero's Memorial was unveiled to the public with two statues, the fireman and police man, made here at American Bronze


Melvin Morris Medal of Honor recipient honored with a staue

  • May 16, 2015
    American Bronze is honored to have worked on this life size statue of a true American hereo. read more here.


The Villa's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opens

  • October 23, 2013
    American Bronze is proud to be part of the opening of this beautiful property in which we created the magnificent Mary Poppins peguin fountain in the lobby. Full article can be viewed here.


A Junkanoo delight

  • March 13, 2011
    Arms outstretched in reverie, Nicole Sweeting’s Junkanoo dancers stand in frozen rush at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. The artist has chosen for the dance a man and a woman, each bedecked in layers of costumes that surprise viewers with color. After all, the figures, both 8 and 9ft. tall, are cast in bronze. (source)

First African Americans Police Officers Unveiling Ceremony

  • July 31, 2010
    On Saturday, July 31, 2010 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, commissioned the building and erecting of two (2) statues in the roundabout at Wooden Boulevard and Hankins Circle. This monument was dedicated to the legacy and memory of the first African American Police Officers hired in 1951 to serve on the City of Orlando Police Department. (source)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

  • Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce unveils 9-foot-tall sculpture

    When the 500-pound, 9-foot-tall, bronze sculpture of a modern Navy SEAL was placed atop its pedestal in the new memorial, Dave Godshall could almost say: “Mission accomplished.”
    (read article & see video)

Apollo Veterans Unveil Monument

  • July 2009
    Apollo veterans unveiled a monument to the moon exploration era in Titusville. The monument is dedicated to the people who put the Apollo rocket on the moon and is part of the Space Walk of Fame along U.S. 1 in Titusville. It also includes similar monuments to the Mercury and Gemini eras of the 1960's. (view)

Aspiration Monument Unveiled

  • Jan 2009
    "Women of all ages, backgrounds and achievements were honored at the National Heroes Day on Monday. A new statue called Aspiration, depicting two women, one young and one older, mounting stairs was unveiled as a tribute to the work and struggles of the women of Cayman and to the future generations of women." read more ...

UCF Celebrates Grand Opening of Bright House Networks Stadium

  • Sept 2007

    "We wanted something special and a little abstract," Walsh said of the statute created by Paul George of American Bronze Art Foundry in Sanford. "I wanted something to acknowledge our alumni's achievements and their many contributions toward making a positive difference in their communities. Hopefully, it will encourage others to do the same. It's certainly been a big part of my life." read more...

Apollo Monument's Earth and Moon

  • Dec 2006

    Space Walk of Fame representatives, including president Charlie Mars, Warren Lackie and Sandy Storm, recently visited American Bronze to approve the art for the Apollo monument's Earth and Moon. (source)

Bronze statue of Bethune took three years of planning

  • Jan 2005
    "The bronze statue, which stands 12 feet tall atop a 6-foot platform and weighs about 6,000 pounds, is located in a newly planted garden just east of the Performing Arts Center on the Bethune-Cookman College campus." (source)

The Arrival of Ponce De Leon

  • Apr 2005
    A 7-foot, 300-pound bronze statue of Juan Ponce de Leon was erected on waterfront plinth located in Punta Gorda, Florida. (source)

UF Unveils Bronze Statue of Gator Mascots

  • Aug 2003
    "In the plaza outside Emerson Alumni Hall on Wednesday, UF President Charles Young and other dignitaries unveiled a bronze statue of what Young called the schools "two most recognizable icons" - Gator mascots Albert and Alberta. Each coppery-brown figure holds aloft a single claw in a cheerleading pose forever frozen in time." read more ...

Sanford Foundry Lands Vatican Job

  • Aug 2002

    The American Bronze Fine Art Foundry here will eventually produce 3,000 bronze busts of the Virgin Mary, to be sold for $15,000 each. Another 1,000 made of silver are priced at $30,000 each. Within a few weeks there will be full-time armed guards here because 25 of the Madonna statues will be cast in gold and later offered at $1 million each. More than 1,500 pounds of gold will be brought in and used under intense security, since each of the statues will require 1,000 ounces of gold. (source)

  • Aug 2002
    It is the first time a reproduction of the "Pieta" has been allowed. The Madonna busts will be sold to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the statue's presentation to the church.  (source)

  • Oct 2002
    American Bronze Fine Art Foundry has landed a contract with the Vatican to reproduce 4,027 busts of the Virgin Mary from Michelangelo's statue The Pieta. The foundry will create 3,000 bronze busts, 1,000 silver, 25 gold and two platinum busts under the exclusive license. The Vatican will sell the bronze busts for $15,000 a piece, the silver for $30,000 and the gold for $2 million. The two platinum busts will be sold at auction and may fetch as much as $5 million a piece.

Ancient Art Refined

  • Aug 2001
    Were it not for bronze, civilization would look very different.

    History virtually begins with the Bronze Age, when humankind discovered how to melt two metals together to create a substance harder and more enduring than could be found in nature. Bronze preserved for posterity the cultures of Mesopotamia, Sumeria, Troy and ancient Egypt.

    While casting bronze is not a lost art, there are relatively few bronze foundries active in the U.S. One of the largest is American Bronze Foundry in Sanford. (source)

Bronze Foundry Fills Fine Art Niche

  • Sept 1997
    "Considered one of the local art community's best-kept secrets, the facility has emerged as one of the largest fine art foundries in the Southeast, with customers throughout the United States as well as England, South Africa, Canada and Brazil." read more ...


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