Susan Luery was born in Baltimore and attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, but her gift for sculpting was refined in Carrara, Italy. There she ignited a lifelong passion for creating romantic and timeless figurative sculpture.
Susan’s early work delved into idealized and mythological subjects and was soon recognized by private collectors. Her dramatic “Promethean Radiation” was presented to Prince Charles and Princess Diana on the occasion of their wedding in 1981. Bringing unique vision and romantic expression to her work she has been sculpting everything from sports legends to ballerinas ever since
Susan’s visually arresting figurative sculptures can be found in private, public and museum collections throughout the world. They include The Naples Philharmonic Sculpture Garden, Naples, Florida, The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York and Oregon Ridge, the summer home for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among many others.
Today Susan is best known for such monumental works as “Babe’s Dream”, the 16-foot sculpture honoring George Herman “Babe” Ruth standing heroically in front of Oriole Park at Camden Yards Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland . The “Babe” is considered to be one of the top ten monumental sports sculptures in the United States. “George Washington-Visionary” her monumental sculpture located at the historic site of Fort Cumberland is one of her other numerous public pieces included in the Smithsonian Museum Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture.
From major league stadiums and museums to gracious homes and gardens, Susan Luery’s varied works of sculpture never fail to elevate and inspire.