Martine Vaugel is an internationally acclaimed sculptor and winner of two awards in the International Rodin Grand Prize Monumental Figure Competition. Her work can be found in Japan’s Hakone and Utsukushi-ga hara Open Air Museums, The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Tate Modern Museum, Nelson Rockefeller Collection, the collections of Presidents’ Carter, Aquino, Gorbachev, Reagan and Bush. She also has sculpted Mayor Tom Bradley, Mother Teresa, Sir Richard Attenborough, and additional sculptures are displayed at Self Realization Fellowship, Patsouras Plaza in the City of Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, and at the Chateau Brissac in France.
She was awarded a Bronze Medal and a Silver Medal in the Salon des Artistes Francais 2013 & 2016 respectively, in the Grand Palais in Paris. She also received the First Prize in the Versaille Biennal d’arte Contemporaire 2017.
Martine also won the Arthur LeDuc Jury Prize for the best sculpture in the Salon Des Artistes Francais in the 2018 ART CAPITOL at the Grand Palais in Paris France.
Her celebrity portraits include, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, William Polk Carey, John Lennon, Sylvester Stallone, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ronald Reagan, Katherine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Lee Majors and many more.
She was Sculpture Director at the New York Academy of Art, taught Portrait and Figure Modeling at the Sculpture Center in NYC, and has opened four studio schools in California, North Carolina, New York and France. Martine receives heartfelt and rave reviews from both students and commission clients alike and a partial list can be viewed on her Testimonials page.
"When I was growing up, I always knew I was an artist and my purpose as an artist was to create art. Then one day I realized that the real purpose of art was to create artists."
"To help myself and others manifest heaven on earth through the use of creative energy and the divine art of sculpting, this is my goal."