Michael Alfano turned away from the world of finance to the field of sculpture. He first studied at the Art Students League in New York with an emphasis on life size sculpture and anatomy. His formal education continued at Boston University and included internships with several prominent sculptors. His subjects include poignant moments, heroes, clever concepts and intriguing ideas.
Alfano has exhibited at galleries, art shows and other public venues where he has won many awards. His public monuments are on permanent display throughout the Northeast.
Among his commissioned work is a Holocaust memorial for the Jericho Jewish Center in New York, “Ethics of Peace” for Georgetown University in Washington DC, a statue of Walt Whitman for a library in New York and a portrait of Anwar Sadat commissioned by the Sadat family. Michael Alfano’s smaller pieces are cast in bronze, copper and bonded bronze and explore images of the human figure and torso and many varied themes based on the human face.