Angelo Bona, grew up in New York during the Great Depression. "The Depression affected me very deeply," he says. "People had a very difficult time surviving." As a youth, Angelo learned to accept and embrace change--a concept which has profoundly influenced both his life and his art.
Throughout his career, Angelo's art has evolved in various directions paralleling the circuitous path of his early childhood years depicting a daring in exploration and versatility. He had worked in bronze, wood, plaster, steel, clay, cement and styrofoam, as well as with stained glass. His sculptures, strong and emotional, fall into several distinct styles: Classical Realism, Romantic Impressionism and Abstract.
Angelo's works of art reside in private collections throughout the United States and in Europe. He had, in fact, been commissioned to sculpt dozens of portraits, most notably, a bronze portrait of New York Yankee pitcher, Whitey Ford; a bronze portrait of Francis Purcell, former Nassau County Executive, Long Island; a bas-relief of Thomas S. Gulotta, also a former Nassau County Executive; a bronze portrait of his mentor and former teacher, Vytautas K. Jonynas. Angelo’s devotion to the arts, inspired him to share his passion though public exhibits, charities, lecturing, and workshops.
Throughout his career, Angelo Bona's unique utilization of space and form have dazzled the cognoscenti. By his own admission, his "creative energy has always been too abundant to be completely harnessed."