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Petit Marquis de Brissac Fountain

I certify that Martine Vaugel is an artist of great talent who sculpted a bronze fountain representing a child in the center of a basin for the Chateau de Brissac (Monument Historique of Maine et Loire - 49 -). This sculpture is now part of the collections of works of art that are presented to the 40,000 annual visitors of the Chateau. Their public are unanimously enthusiastic. The presence in Anjou of Madame Vaugel will certainly contribute to the cultural and artistic influence of the Pays de la Loire Region

~ Charles-Andre de Brissac
Marquis de Brissac
Brissac, France

Portrait commissioned in 2010 by the Duc de Salimas of Madame Beatrice de Andia .... Daughter of Don Manuel Gonzalez de Andia y Talleyrand-Périgord, Marquis of Villahermosa and Duke of Dino, and doña Mercedes de Elio (daughter of the Count of Casa Real de la Moneda).

Placed in the family collection.
Chateau de La Chatonniere,
Azay-le-Rideau, France.

Sir Roger Moore Portrait commissioned by Castel, Brazil of Sir Rodger Moore, sculpted in the Chateau Brissac France in 2000.

In 2000 Martine Vaugel was commissioned to sculpt a portrait of Sir Roger Moore by the Marquis de Brissac for the Brazilian news corporation Castel. It was a most joyful occasion, sculpting in the Portrait Gallery of the Brissac Chateau amid the ancestors of the family, as Sir Roger Moore told stories and sang during the sittings, to the amazement of all present.


Portrait commissioned of Nicholas Patsouras for placement in the Patsouras Transit Plaza, Union Square Station - 1996 Los Angeles, California.

“In gratitude for his vision, leadership, and perseverance in guiding the planning, design, and realization of the MTA Headquarters Building and this Transit Plaza”.

Caltrans Development Corporation
November, 1996

Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, September 21, 1984 

"Dear Martine I wish to extend my thanks and appreciation to you for the time and effort you gave to the sculpture that I am proud to have in my possession. At the risk of sounding conceited, I might add that when people remark what an excellent resemblance it is, I am most flattered that they think I look like that handsome fellow! Again, many thanks and my best wishes for your continued success and happiness in all your endeavors.
Sincerely, "

Tom Bradley
Mayor of Los Angeles

At age 23, Martine Vaugel’s first commission, in 1973, was to produce a desktop version of the Seal of the City of Albany for New York Governor, Nelson A. Rockefeller.

The photocopy here is the only image of the original sculpture -of a Frontiersman, and a Native American man seated under the Mayflower.

“Your sculptures have been a great success…. Thank you for your fortitude and more especially your talent. “

Carol K. Uht Curator
Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller
Albany NY 

Portrait of William Polk Carey sculpted for the John Hopkins Business School, commissioned by the Carey family in 2005. Placed in the John Hopkins Business School, Baltimore, Maryland, US.


"The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School team
absolutely loves the bust! I look forward to being in touch!"

~ Zachary J. Pack
Vice President
W. P. Carey & Co. LLC
50 Rockefeller Plaza NY, NY

The Zeiderman Collection is a truly wonderful collection in Garrison New York where several Vaugel sculptures have the honor to be displayed among many great artists, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon, and Rodin, to name a few. In 2003 she was commissioned by Lloyd and Lisa Zeiderman to sculpt a life-size full body portrait of their daughter Montana, pictured here.

"This is Montana; we recognize her as who she is and you did magnificently.
We are very pleased!!! Excellent job!!!!"

Lisa & Lloyd Zeiderman
Zeiderman Collection
Garrison NY 

In 1999 the New Replacement Hospital at UCLA purchase the bust of Richard the Lion Heart from Martine Vaugel for placement in the new I.M.Pei designed Hospital in Los Angeles California

"We absolutely love "Richard!" You are so incredibly talented!!
Thanks, again, for sharing your beautiful work with us."

~ J.D., for The Replacement Hospital at the UCLA,
I.M. Pei designed Hospital in Los Angeles

In 2002 the Eisenberg’s of Winston Salem, North Carolina, commissioned Martine Vaugel to sculpt their grandchildren in a life-size double portrait.

"Barry and I absolutely adore your "Gavin and Alex" sculpture
and just want you to know what a treasure it is."

~ L. & B. Eisenberg
Eisenberg Collection
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Although Martine Vaugel’s bust of John Lennon was not a commission, we feel we would be remiss for not including this quote about the portrait bust from John Lennon’s Manager and good friend.

"28,May 1985
Dear Martine, Your work is more than incredible.
Looking at the slides of John was like saying hello again.
Thank you.

~ Elliot Mintz
Manager of John Lennon

"Martine Vaugel was born with a gift, a passion that will shape her life and make this extraordinary woman a character of the race of conquerors, of heroes."
Rose Lecompte

historienne d’art
Angers, France — 2012.

Connect with Martine

"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."

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In France: + 02 41 59 54 14
From outside of France: + 011 (33) 241 59 54 14