Walter S. Arnold, Sculptor/Stone Carver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.

Walter S. Arnold Sculptor/Stonecarver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or

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Staglieno Cemetery

A hidden treasure, Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa is the largest outdoor museum in Europe and holds the finest collection of mid 19th to mid 20th century Italian marble sculpture.
Learn about our efforts to restore and save these incredible masterpieces. Visit and "Like" our page on Facebook to see new photos of these sculptures every day: Staglieno Sculpture on Facebook!


      Art and Architecture
      Chicago, my home town; it's more than just Al Capone and Michael Jordan!


      I maintain a very useful collection of Marble varieties with images of the 200 various stones.
      The Stone Carvers Guild is a group of independent working professional carvers throughout the United States.
      Stone World Magazine, a trade journal of the U.S. stone industry.
      Natural Stone. Tips, links, resources. They offer an excellent CD-Rom database of marble images and specs. has links to sources of stone, tools, books and other information for sculptors
      The Marble Institute of America has lots of info on marble, including stone maintenance and cleaning information.
      The Indiana Limestone Institute provides history, information and links for the stone I use most often.
      Rumford fireplaces, loads of information on building Rumford masonry fireplaces.
      The Compleat Sculptor in NYC is a good source for basic carving tools. They also stock marble, and a full range of sculpture supplies.

Art and Architecture sites...

      Letterheads is the site for sign painters, pinstripers, gilders, and their ilk...
      The Washington National Cathedral. I worked there for five years, carving gargoyles and ornaments.
      Midwest Tool Collectors Association. Collectors and researchers of antique tools and trades.
      Sam Alfano's engraving. Sam does wonderful engraving, mostly on knifes and guns, and spices up his site with his banjo music.

Chicaga, Chicaga,...

      The Chicago Architecture Foundation site will tell you about this city, home to so much wonderful architecture.
      The Chicago History Museum
      Chicago Graveyards, a a tour of the cemeteries of our fair city. I love visiting cemeteries, they are museums of stone carving.

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