Joe Gitterman has sculpted for 50 years. Yet it wasn’t until
he retired from Wall Street that he devoted his full
attention to art. Since his first exhibition at a local
Connecticut gallery in 2011, Joe Gitterman’s career has
taken off. His work is now part of private and corporate
collections and he has received commissions from Robert
Couturier, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Riverside Building
in London, the Robert A.M. Stern designed Arris building in
Washington D.C. and the Four Season's Hotel in Houston,
among many others.
Gitterman was initially inspired by a love of ballet and
modern dance. “I wanted to emulate the beauty of
dancers' movements I thought that capturing a ‘single
frame of motion’ in a solid piece of sculpture would be a
Sculpting maquettes in copper, wax or acrylic, Gitterman
chooses to cast in bronze or fabricate in stainless steel, but
never in editions, making each piece unique and original.
His work ranges from intimate hand sized pieces to
dramatic works well beyond human scale. The surface
texture and color of each piece accentuates either dynamic
movement or sensual form; clean crisp stainless steel,
bronze with a leather-like patina or vibrant yellow each is
an abstraction or gesture that conveys fluidity of form.