Biography

The thrust of American sculptor Tom Doyle’s work—both figuratively and physically—is a desire to suspend forms in space, sustained by just three supports. Although his works range in size from eight inches to fifteen feet, they share the same principle of lift, as if buoyed by the artist’s struggle to achieve weightlessness, or even flight. Doyle uses a Sperber two-man sawmill to carve trees that he fells himself. He devises the final shape of his sculptures after coming up with a support structure. His work has a distinct affinity with the abstract expressionist language used in paintings, particularly that of Franz Kline. Doyle was well-ensconced in the New York art world of the 1950s and ’60s, where he was part and parcel of the creative ferment.

Tom Doyle is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Sculpture Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award in Sculpture. His works are installed at the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut; Queens College, Queens, New York; Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, Chester, Connecticut; and the Jean Widmark Memorial, Roxbury, Connecticut.

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Tom Doyle Review July 2011

Using carved planks and curved sections of trees that he felled himself, Tom Doyle constructed handsome, tripodal forms that vary from tabletop models to nearly eleven-foot-tall sculptures. Four of the 13 were displayed attached to the walls at eye level, but the freestanding sculptures held the most potency. The larger works resemble the bones of a long-dead vertebrate, but at the same time the elegance of their compositions make them seem animated.

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Tom Doyle: Space Embraced April 2011

Tom Doyle fells cherry, oak and sassafras trees to make his carved, rough-hewn tripartite sculptures, some of which he casts in red and brown patinated bronze. The nearly two dozen abstract works here, from 1986 to the present, are either handheld or behemoth in scale.

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