Nicolas Africano


Nicolas Africano (b. 1948) is an American artist who casts figural sculpture in glass. His wife and muse, Rebecca, is often the model for his figures.  Africano utilizes the lost wax technique, a method usually reserved for bronze, to cast figures ranging from 20 inches tall to life size. Because he often works with opalescent glass, the figures have a dazzling translucency.

Africano is included in the public collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; DeYoung Museum, San Francisco; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, amongst many others.