Born and raised in San Diego, California, Marty began his love affair
with all manner of funny stuffed animals and furry creatures at a young
age. They were ultimately exchanged for a real puppy who gave his master
unconditional love, and who made him laugh time and again as he went off
Many years later, when Marty was 62 and retired from the rigors of
corporate life, he rediscovered his passion for art and was persuaded by
his wife to take sculpting classes at a local art center. In 1995, he
eventually found himself eager to create a series of whimsical bronze
“Harvey Dogs” (so named by his daughter; Harvey is Marty’s middle name)
inspired by his love of dogs.
He knows that kids love them. Renown Hospital in Reno has a number of
Harvey Dogs on permanent display in their new pediatric ward. Cottage
Hospital in Santa Barbara has installed a large piece in their park-like
setting at their new hospital. The FDR library and museum have a replica
of President Roosevelt’s loving dog, Fala.
Each dog is
individually hand-crafted in bronze and hand-finished by a patina artist
which results in each dog being a unique work of art with no two exactly
Marty enjoys sharing his work with anyone who loves animals or who
simply delights in beginning each day with a smile or a chuckle. His
whimsical dog sculptures are highly collectible and are in private
collections worldwide. Each dog is a limited edition. They also come
with a Certificate of Authenticity, adding to their collectability.
With over 130 limited edition bronze dogs available, you are sure to
find at least one that is just for you and will make you smile. And,
although bronze dogs are his forte, Marty also has created many
realistic looking breeds as commissions for clients. His charming
sculptures are cherished by all who acquire them.
Jones & Terwilliger Galleries is proud to represent this fine sculptor.