"I specialize in hand-carving unique sculpture from natural stone and marble, on commission."
From fireplaces to full life-sized figures, large fountains, architectural reliefs, memorials, or small garden pieces, my extensive training allows me to carve virtually any project.
"I customize to meet your needs."
I work with you to tailor any stone project to your specified size, material and design. I also work with your budget and can design to a specified price point.
"The highest quality, natural stone"
My original marble and stone artwork is carved from the highest quality natural materials. I do not use composite marble, cast stone or synthetics.
Fluent in many styles:
Classical to Gothic, Renaissance, Art Nouveau or Abstract, I carve in any style.
Walter Arnold carving a self-portrait bust
"By training first with the hammer and chisel and working by hand, I gained an intimate feel for the stone and a broad repertoire and vocabulary of technique.
My classic European training gives me the knowledge and freedom to select from both old and new tools and techniques."
Walter S. Arnold Studio Est. 1985A Chicago native, Walter is Chicago's
Celebrating 23 years on the webThis site was launched in 1994, the very first website for an individual sculptor.
Father Damen Memorial Sculpture, Loyola University of Chicago, 2015.
Visit my galleries listed above or view my portfolio below.
Website last updated: Aug 5, 2017
Message from the Artist: My work will be on exhibit from July 9 - Aug. 31, 2017 at the The Kalo Foundation of Park Ridge, Iannelli Studios Heritage Center 255 N. Northwest Hwy. Park Ridge, IL 60068 Sunday, July 9th, 1:00 pm - Lecture with reception following. Sunday, August 6th, 1:00 pm - stone carving demonstration.
Shopping for a gargoyle, a sculpture for your home, or a gift of art?
Original carved stone sculptures and cast reproductions are available for immediate shipping.
Shopping for a gargoyle, a sculpture for your home, or a gift of art? Original carved stone sculptures and cast reproductions are available for immediate shipping.