Frank Litto (Sculpture)

Artist Statement

The wheel compositions were begun in the late 60's and I continued to produce them until the late 80's. These pieces are very time consuming, labor intensive and require a high degree of craftsmanship and knowledge of the wheelwright craft.

The wheels are made of oak and ash in thicknesses of 1/2 inch and less. What looks like metal, in the later pieces, is carved particle board, treated with acrylic, sand and rust, and it all appears deceptively real. Most of the finished pieces are 2" thick, of which 11/2 '' is support structure. The carved wood of the boats and sofas protrude from the wall somewhat more

Frank Litto


Frank Litto

Education: Albright Art School, Buffalo, New York
Art Institute of Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
Art Students League, New York, New York

Teaching Experience:
School of Architecture
Syracuse University 1949-1951

Selected Collections:
Nelson A. Rockefeller
State Museum, Albany, New York
State University of New York, Albany
Munson-Proctor-Williams Institute, Utica, New York
Nebeau Enterprises, Emmaus, PA
Bernard Guttman, Brussels, Belgiam
Princess Marina de Savoie, Rome, Italy
Godfrey Bradman, London. England
Galerie Le Portail, Heidelberg, Germany
Senator Howard Metzenbaum, Cleaveland OH
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY