This sculpture depicts a woman in a red bathing suit and yellow goggles coming out of the water. The image is of her chest up, and is hyper real with real hair and water drops covering her body.

Carole Feuerman

Carole Feuerman is an acclaimed American sculptor working in the style of hyperrealism. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Feuerman attended Temple University, Hofstra University, and the School of Visual Arts where she received her BFA in 1967. She began her artistic career in the 1970s sculpting figurative works in a range of media including resin, marble, and bronze. Feuerman is best known for her sensuous sculptures depicting swimmers and dancers. The figures are sculpted with hyper realistic details including translucent water drops on their wet skin. Feuerman draws from both contemporary and classical influences in figures’ form and poses. Catalina is an early life-size swimmer sculpture. The highly realistic figure wears a white bathing cap, yellow goggles, and a striking red bathing suit. Her freckled, sun-kissed skin is dripping with water drops as she appears to emerge out of a pool, her eyes closed in an expression of quiet reverence.


Carole Feuerman

Catalina, 1981
Resin and oil
22 x 15 x 7 inches
Signed, titled, dated and inscribed AP on the back


Alexander Gallery, New York
Manoogian Collection, Taylor, Michigan, acquired from the above in 1981