Stone Sculptor, Walter Arnold in various marble carving process photos taken in his Chicago studio.

Stone Sculptor Walter Arnold in various marble carving process photographs. Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or
Stone Sculptor Walter S. Arnold in various marble carving process shots.

In the Studio:

Stone Sculptor Walter Arnold in miscelaneous marble carving process shots.  
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     Stone Sculptor, Walter S. Arnold is an acclaimed artist who creates a full range of stone sculpture and marble carvings. Classically trained in Italy, Arnold is committed to preserving the traditional techniques of marble carving, one of the highest art forms.

     Walter began sculpting stone at the age of twelve in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. At twenty, he began training as an apprentice in the marble carving studios of Italy. Following his training under master stone carvers in Italy, Arnold spent five years working on the Washington National Cathedral in D.C., before establishing his studio in Chicago in 1985. He is fluent in styles ranging from Classical and Renaissance to Gothic, Baroque and Arts & Crafts.

     Known especially for his gargoyles, Walter also creates unique fireplaces, Fountains, architectural carvings and sculpture for private residences, institutions and commercial buildings throughout the United States and Canada. The Art Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago, Boston University, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation, are just a few of the nationally recognized universities, museums and organizations that have invited Walter to present lectures on the history, technique and application of architectural and sculptural stone carving.

      From 2001 to 2012 Walter served as the president of Stone Carvers Guild of America. Arnold designed and created his web site, in 1994. In 2009, his book Staglieno: The Art of the Marble Carver was published by Edgecliff Press, LLC.


"I resisted adding watermarks to my photos for many years, but it has become an unfortunate necessity. Photos have been lifted from my site and used on many other sites to market copies and inexpensive knock-offs. I trust you understand"
     - Walter