“David Unger’s work,” observed Akron Beacon Journal art critic Dorothy Shinn, “is reminiscent of the works of the English modernist Henry Moore only with planes and angles.”
Unger’s style is a unique combination of angular, geometric and realistic figures with abstract geometric forms.
Born in 1941 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Unger began his formal study of sculpture at the age of 10. Since that early age, he has demostrated a fascination and a natural ability for working with his hands, molding, shaping, carving and chiseling. “I love the feeling of clay,” Unger explained. “I’ve made many things in wood with the chisel and the mallet, but clay is much more rewarding for me.”
His natural eye and rare ability for developing form, dimension and proportion has resulted in Unger’s unique style.
Unger studied sculpture privately with world renowned sculptor, Chaim Gross, whose works are acclaimed internationally. He also studied with the late Peter Lipman-Wolfe who is known for his sculpture, “Wedding Rings”.
Unger works in his studio in Tucson, Arizona. His sculptures are exibited in galleries and private collections throughout the world.