David Klass graduated from Pratt Institute in 1966
where he studied art and architecture. He went on to work with
Theodore Roszak, and then set up his own studio in New York City.
To further his understanding of the human body in 1973 and 1974,
Mr. Klass studied anatomy at Columbia College of Physicians and
Surgeons. Through his deep understanding of anatomy he developed
a unique sculptural approach of teaching anatomy and has instructed
other artists for over 25 years.
His work is known for its powerful realism. In
addition to his human figures his knowledge of anatomy and structures
has allowed him to create animal sculptures with equal ease and
facility. In 1991 the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
commissioned him to create two life size horses for their Arms
and Armor Wing.
David Klass is a member of the National Sculpture
Society and has been showing his work professionally since 1962.
His work is in numerous private and public collections
Additionally he has been creating liturgical work
for Jewish institutions for almost 40 years and this work can
be seen on his website www.synagogueart.com