About

Oscar Leon

SCULPTURE RESOURCE

Sculpture Resource is a commission based sculpting studio and full service provider; to consult, assist, and provide sculptors and artists with specialize knowledge and skills.  We are the technical hands for the creative mind.  We are professional artists and artisans, with a vast array of skills and a passion for producing high-quality work.  Our clients include, professional sculptors, aspiring artists, artisans seeking more skills, and patrons of the arts looking to commission sculpture for public or private collections.

THE FOUNDER

Oscar León, the founder of Sculpture Resource, has grown up with a lifelong deep appreciation of the arts.  At age eighteen, he began to focus on oil painting technique at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art in Chicago.  While at the Palette and Chisel, he also studied figurative sculpture and stone carving with artist and sculptor Susan Clinard.   With Susan Clinard, for three years, Oscar established a foundation of sculpting skills along with an understanding of anatomy.  Throughout his studies with Susan, Oscar was being taught the trades of welding and metal fabrication at the Evanston Art Center, in Evanston,Il.   In the year 2001 Oscar continued his studies with sculptors Omri Amrany and Julie Rotblatt-Amrany of the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, located in Highwood, Illinois.  At age 24, Oscar started sculpting professionally and began taking on challenging projects in individual efforts, team projects, and in services for artists.  In an effort to continuously improve, Oscar acquired a proficiency for creating molds and completed a pre-med anatomy curriculum.  It was Oscar’s creative technical problem solving skills that proved to be an asset with other artists and bronze foundries.  In 2010, Sculpture Resource was created to provide efficient technical systems for creating statues and sculptures.

THE TEAM

Jessica LoPresti – Artist, Designer, and Moldmaker

Jessica has over 25 years experience in a variety of artistic disciplines, beginning with painting and drawing during her high school years. She went on to receive a Bachelors of Arts from DePaul University, majoring in Psychology and Studio Art, and then a Masters in Social Work, specializing in Mental Health, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  After a couple of years serving in the social work field, she returned to her passion and founded a decorative painting company where she created murals, high-end finishes and custom oil paintings for clients in the Chicago area and Naples, Florida. She continued studies in figure painting and sculpture at the Palette & Chisel Art Academy, the Art Center in Highland Park and at the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, where she worked as the manager and as a lead sculptor.

For over 12 years, Jessica has worked with Oscar on a variety of projects, including the development of public art installations and large-scale figurative sculpture, as well as creating the molds and castings for numerous artists around Chicago.

Clients & Recognition

MLB Chicago White Sox

NHL Chicago Blackhawks

NFL Green Bay Packers

NCAA Iowa State University, Men’s Basketball

NCAA University of Wisconsin-Madison, Men’s Football

Warner Bros

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Sanford Health

Artists from Sculpture Resource have worked in association with the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany.