biography- richard tosczak

Richard Tosczak is a Belgian-born figurative sculptor based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. That is where he studied philosophy and modernist sculpture and where he now locates his primary site of artistic production.

Richard worked in steel at the University of Alberta where his professors and peers carried affiliation and association with famed British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and the eminent critic Clement Greenberg. He pursued further artistic training in the Loire Valley with Martine Vaugel, first director of figurative sculpture at the New York Academy of Art.

In his current practice, Richard uses quick pen and ink figure studies as source material for sculptures and larger works on canvas. In this exploratory mode, sculptures are modeled exclusively from a single drawing. This way of working combines the rigorous formalism of his early training, observation, and a figurative vocabulary he continues to develop.