Sabin Howard


Sabin Howard is sculpting the National WWI Memorial, a 58' long bronze relief to be installed in Washington DC in 2024.

Sabin Howard offers Drawing and Design Webinars at www.sabinhowardwebinars.com.
His powerful and informative lecture on
Disegno: Rodin is offered for purchase as a stand-alone webinar.

Sabin Howard is the foremost practitioner of, and authority on, Modern Classicism.

Sabin Howard grew up in New York City and in Torino, Italy. He studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. For twenty years, he taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He has been elected to the board of the National Sculpture Society. He has received numerous commissions and has showed his work at more than fifty solo and group shows.
After 45,000 hours of working from life models in the studio, he is the creator of three heroic scale pieces, HERMES, APHRODITE, and APOLLO, as well as many smaller pieces.

His works are owned by museums and private collectors all over the world, and they have been favorably reviewed by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Epoch Times, American Artist, Fine Arts Connoisseur, American Arts Collector, and The New Criterion, as well as many other journals internationally. He is an accomplished public speaker and is the subject of several television profiles.
He is the author of the book
THE ART OF LIFE with his wife author Traci L. Slatton.

Superhuman Film Productions has been accepted into the fiscal sponsorship program by the International Documentary Association.

We are happy to invite donors to be a part of the documenting of this historic project by donating to us via the IDA. Gifts are fully tax deductible as permitted by law.

National WWI Memorial

National World War One Memorial
Press about the WW1 Memorial

Chicago Tribune
“Officials of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, which approved his team's design on an 8-1 vote, said Weishaar's decision to include on his team Sabin Howard, an experienced classical sculptor from New York City, was pivotal to the win. The commission voted after an independent jury of seven experts earlier this month unanimously picked the team's design.”

Centenary News First World War 1914-1918 "A Soldier's Journey Explored - With Sabin Howard"
NPR - KUAR "Work Advancing On World War I Memorial Designed By UA Graduate"
CBS Radio: Connecting Vets "Renowned sculptor’s WW1 memorial is coming to DC and it’s epic"
Wall Street Journal "Conveying Horror and Heroism for the World War 1 Memorial"
C-Span: American History TV “World War 1 Memorial Winning Design
The American Legion “Design Team Shares Vision for National WW1 Memorial
The Architect’s Newspaper: “Remembering to Remember
Fine Art Connoisseur “Veteran Sculptor Sabin Howard Earns National Commission
New York Times “National World War 1 Memorial Proposal Is Unveiled
Architectural Digest “See the Winning Design for the National WW1 Memorial in Washington D.C.”
Washington Post “World War 1 Centennial Commission Picks Final Design for memorial”
PBS Newshour “Keeping the memory alive with plans for a national memorial
U.S. Department of Defense “Officials Announce Winning Design Concept for National WW1 Memorial”
Army.mil, the Official Homepage of the US Army “WW1 Memorial design team shares vision
Miltary.com “World War 1 Vets: A National Memorial of Their Own
USA Today “World War 1 Memorial Design Concept Unveiled
NBC Washington “Design Selected for Proposed World War 1 Memorial
Fox News “World War 1 national memorial inches closer to reality
Smithsonian Magazine “This Is the Winning Design for the New World War 1 Memorial
National Sculpture Society “Sabin Howard Awarded National World War 1 Memorial Commission
Washington Business Journal “World War 1 Centennial Commission selects memorial design
dcist “Photos: Commission Makes Its Pick For A World War 1 Memorial In Pershing Park
Daily Caller “National World War 1 Memorial Planned for DC
Architectural Record “WW 1 Centennial Commission Selects ‘The Weight of Sacrifice’ for Memorial in Washington D.C.
HistoryBuff.com “Washington D.C. Is Finally Getting a World War 1 Memorial
The Figurative Artist’s Handbook “Congratulations to Sabin Howard
Huffington Post: “Gratitude on the Artist’s Way: Sabin Howard and the World War 1 Memorial
VFW Magazine, April 2017, Commemorating the Great War
USA Today Special Edition March, 2017, "A Place of Honor in D.C."

Podcast: Interview of Sabin Howard on The Sculptor’s Funeral

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The Washington Post
The New York Times
Sabin Howard, a sculptor of immense talent, has created some of the last decade’s most substantive realistic sculpture. When viewing his works, visitors may be reminded of the time when Donatello and Rodin walked the earth...
The New York Times, April 28, 2002
The New Criterion
Sabin Howard is a sculptor whose work radiates a startling presence while finding its roots in the classical past. ...Howard mixes Roman gods with abstract forms and sees himself as a new kind of Renaissance figure—the artist-businessman with his own Medici clients. His bronze sculptures exert an outward pressure against their own metal skin, textured in pointillist marks. Formally and technically, the work is wonderfully compelling.
James Panero, The New Criterion, May 2007
Fine Art Connoisseur
Many sculptors revere the Italian Renaissance, but few are as effective as Sabin Howard (b. 1963) in channeling that era while remaining grounded in our own time. His large bronze figures constitute a paradox that succeeds brilliantly: Sumptuously crafted yet stream-lined in design, dynamic in composition yet serene in mood.
Fine Art Connoisseur, December 2008
American Arts Quarterly
Hermes...is a remarkable work of art... Over the years he [Howard] has developed a remarkable series of anatomical drawings.... Howard's sculptures have content as well as exquisite form. All art is about art, even with a recognizable subject, and Howard clearly states the importance of Michelangelo to him. ARMOR engages our emotions as well as our sensory appreciation. The viewer's attention is riveted....
James Cooper, American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2005
American Art Collector
Themes of transcendence and the art of possibility resonate in Howard's graceful yet powerful figurative masterpieces.
American Art Collector, November, 2010

The Art of Life

Why is figurative sculpture important?
With lush photos and vivid narrative, THE ART OF LIFE explores figurative sculpture from the earliest times to the present. The work of ancient and classical sculptors, along with that of Michelangelo, Bernini, Canova, and Sabin Howard, is showcased. The book also details Sabin Howard's clay-to-bronze process, his philosophy, and his drawings. Written with Sabin's wife author Traci L. Slatton.

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Sabin on Adam Savage's Tested

Sabin Howard sculptures are classical figures that feel thoroughly modern while recalling the mastery of the Renaissance and ancient Greece.


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