A Hollywood high-rise, with breathtaking views of the ocean and crashing surf, is the studio setting for an internationally famed artist and sculptor.
Michael Schreck visited Florida and chose to make his home at Hollywood Towers.
“My early morning walks along the beach provide inspiration. The ocean, the pebbles and shells are part of my work,” Schreck said. “I sense the mysteries in nature and reveal them through the art of creation.”
At present, he is concentrating on painting in oils and acrylics — large- scale romantic landscapes and semi-abstract and abstract paintings.
His marble sculptures, all colors and variations, are in permanent collections in museums in Lausanne, Switzerland; Haifa and Tel Aviv, Israel; Manchester, N.H.; Huntington, N.Y.; New York City and Jacksonville.
He received the City of Hollywood Appreciation Award for the Masada Monument, unveiled in May 1974, at Temple Sinai.
Schreck’s sculptures are in the permanent collection of the Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach. The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale recently selected three paintings to add to its collection of his sculptures.
Schreck holds a life fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts in London, where he worked and exhibited for 10 years.
After living and working in Vienna, Paris and Canada, Michael Schreck found Florida. His creative senses responded to the forces of his surroundings.
“I fell in love with the ocean and shells on the beach,” he said.
He frequently works at his studio in Carrara, Italy, where he carefully selects his marble and stone.
According to Richard A. Madigan, Director, Art Museum of Palm Beaches, Norton Gallery of Art, “he is a skilled selector of stones, as well as master of sculpting them.”
“Michael Schreck may be employing the finest materials and the most beautifully crafted workmanship of any sculptor living today,” Madigan said. “Many of Schreck’s works possess the colors we expect to see in rare jewels. His sculpture in Blue Sodalite and Red Rhodochrosite are unforgettable.”