Marc Rosenthal, b.1950 –

Listed Smithsonian American Art Museum Inventories 1994

Marc Rosenthal is an American artist who creates work in steel, bronze, ceramic and mixed media. His work has been exhibited nationally and is included in books, magazines, and websites.

He is a 1973 graduate of the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts Program, in Houston, Texas. After graduating, Marc enrolled in the University of Houston for post graduate studies in lithography, woodworking, and ceramics. He later entered the RITE Program for All Level Art Education and was awarded a Lifetime Teacher Certification in 1989.

Marc has created works in a variety of mediums, notably in welded steel, bronze, and ceramic. His sculptures range from small scale figures to large scale public artwork eighty five feet in length. He studied pottery and kiln building with Paul Soldner at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. Marc is a co-founder of Clay Arts Vegas, a thriving ceramic studio near downtown Las Vegas.

While pursuing his art career, he worked as an architectural sales rep, selling ceramic tile, carved stone fireplaces, columns, marble flooring, and glass mosaics. His work led to opportunities as an estimator for major contractors who specialized in marble and granite projects in Las Vegas, Nevada. After working in Las Vegas for fifteen years, Marc and his wife Mary moved back to Texas in 2014 to be closer to family. Marc is a working sculptor, potter, ceramic muralist, and teacher.

Our studio is in Canyon Lake, Texas. Studio visits are available by appointment; see email for contact below. I am available for commissions*.

Artist Statement

My ideas often begin with a dream that I can remember just enough of, that allows me to interpret its meaning. The dreamscape connects us and tells a story that we all can relate to. Characters inhabit scenes and create themselves. They may be akin to ancient myths or they may reflect the lives of people in our world today. The stories follow a cyclical path that begins with a loss, a journey, the return, and a rebirth.

I am deeply concerned and committed to the future of our Earth and the disappearing animals and people who live upon it. I consider myself a steward with the responsibility to protect the flora and fauna around me. I believe the best way to gain attention on this quest is to create works of art that emphasize the need to seek progress and solutions.

*Subject to terms of agreement


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