Candidate Richard A. Dabrowski

Army Signal OCS Class 23-43

1 May 2012

Richard A. DabrowskiAs of the date of this writing, Candidate Dabrowski may be the oldest living graduate of Army Signal OCS. He celebrated his 100th birthday just a month ago, on March 13, 2012.

Born in New York in 1912, Richard inherited his skills as a sculptor from his father, Adam Dabrowski, who was an accomplished artist and a master wood carver. Richard also studied sculpture at the National Academy of Design in New York.

A member of Army Signal OCS Class 23-43, he graduated and received his commission on June 10, 1943. Long before he entered the Army Richard was involved in many art forms, from small intaglio carvings, through to life size figures for commercial applications, design and manufacture of a line of porcelain ware, pen and ink drawings and even customized wooden jigsaw puzzles. He has also designed widely sold stoneware gift items, as well as fulfilled commissions for work in bronze and terra cotta. His framed giclée prints of original white line engravings of local Maine scenes are a classic favorite in the galleries that sell his works.

At present, he is focusing his talents on the development of relief sculpture. His ability to create works of art by modeling and carving allows a variety of applications. He combines intalio carving (the art of incising or cutting into the medium to show the design, a technique useful and well suited to small scale creations) with robust modeling and casting skills to create new and beautiful and original designs.

Among many galleries that carry his work are the Morris Trainor Gallery at 17 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport, Maine  207-967-5900, and The Wright Gallery, Cape Porpoise, Maine. We encourage you to support this fellow Army Signal OCS Graduate and purchase a piece or two of his artwork for your home. Our thanks for much of the content above and the photos used in the slide show below to Maine Art Online purchase of Richard's work can be found at The Wright Gallery.  

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The Artwork of Richard A. Dabrowski