MARTIN EICHINGER
Artist
Sculpture

Working in his 6,000 square foot studio, with its 16 foot high ceilings and specialized enlarging equipment, Eichinger creates dramatic bronzes that range in scale from intimate to monumental. For more than twenty years, this dynamic, visionary artist has produced limited-edition sculptures that engage the minds and hearts of collectors and resonate within our larger social and political culture. Grouped into themed series-Dream, Circus, Exotic Woman, Goddess, Duet, Passage, Dance, and Mythic Man-the sculptures chronicle the eternal human pursuit of meaning, happiness, and growth.

In addition to his University degrees, Eichinger undertook independent studies in classical sculpture throughout Europe. Today, as a master teacher, he is founder and faculty member of the Fire & Earth Art Center, a Portland, Oregon art school that stresses the imperative for meaning and emotional content in addition to formal aesthetic technique. Over the past two decades Eichinger has taught numerous workshops and mentored more than twenty apprentices, many of whom have gone on to rewarding artistic careers of their own. A professional member of the National Sculpture Society, he is also a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Sculpture Association. His work is represented by more than two-dozen fine art galleries throughout the United States and is housed in over 1,000 private and corporate collections around the world.