Ray Kobald

To view Kobald's work is an invitation to explore a mystery. Some figures hide behind masks. Some look up under head coverings. All suggest a story. As writer Elizabeth Johnston tells us, "Their attention is reverently engaged in a vastness we cannot see."

 

Kobald is a nationally known sculptor living and working in St. Charles, Illinois.

 

His love of art led him to earn a degree in Industrial Art and Design, with a minor in Fine Arts. A painter and printmaker as well as a sculptor, Kobald taught art for many years all the while pursuing his own work in woodcrafts, painting, and sculpture. 

 

After earning his Master's of Fine Arts degree, Kobald worked as the Senior Interior Designer for Northern Illinois University while teaching art and design part-time at Waubonsee Community College.

 

For the past many years, Kobald has devoted all of his time to creating whimsical and Native American-influenced art in mixed media and bronze sculptures. His work is highly sought and collected, including in monumental size.

Rebirth of ACI

Rebirth of ACI

Bronze in two sizes: 24" h 72" h

Rebirth of ACI  back detail

Rebirth of ACI back detail

Bronze

Ode to a Fish

Ode to a Fish

Bronze 16"h

Ode to a Fish   back view

Ode to a Fish back view

Bronze 16"h

Like the Stars Forever

Like the Stars Forever

Bronze: 2 sizes 34" h 11 3/4" h

Like the Stars Forever back view

Like the Stars Forever back view

Bronze in two sizes: 11 3/4" h 34" h

From the Water Comes My Bounty

From the Water Comes My Bounty

Bronze 21 3/4"

Silent Whispers

Silent Whispers

Bronze 23 1/2" h

Pehan

Pehan

Bronze

Buffalo Man

Buffalo Man

Bronze: 16" h

This Land is my Home

This Land is my Home

Bronze 33 1/2" h

Majestic Solitude

Majestic Solitude

Bronze

Majestic Solitude

Majestic Solitude

Bronze

Tightening the Reins

Tightening the Reins

Bronze

Tightening the Reins

Tightening the Reins

Tightening the Reins

Tightening the Reins

Bronze

Tightening the Reins

Tightening the Reins

Bronze

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