David Unger

“David Unger’s work,” observed Akron Beacon Journalart critic Dorothy Shinn, “is reminiscent of the works of the English modernist Henry Moore only with planes and angles.”

Unger’s style is a unique combination of angular, geometric and realistic figures with abstract geometric forms.

Born in 1941 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Unger began his formal study of sculpture at the age of 10. Since that early age, he has demonstrated a fascination and a natural ability for working with his hands, molding, shaping, carving and chiseling. “I love the feeling of clay,” Unger explained. “I’ve made many things in wood with the chisel and the mallet, but clay is much more rewarding for me.”

His natural eye and rare ability for developing form, dimension and proportion has resulted in Unger’s unique style.

Unger studied sculpture privately with world renowned sculptor, Chaim Gross, whose works are acclaimed internationally. He also studied with the late Peter Lipman-Wolfe who is known for his sculpture, “Wedding Rings”.

Unger works in his studio in Tucson, Arizona. His sculptures are exibited in galleries and private collections throughout the world.

Available Works:

"Expressions", 15" x 23.5" x 11.75", Bronze

"Morning Sun", 18" x 15" x 8.5", Bronze

"Seduction of the Heart", 19.5" x 16" x 20.5", Bronze

"Simple Joy", 11.5" Height and 24.5" Diameter, Bronze

"My Beloved", 48" Height and 11.75" Diameter, Bronze

“The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of the singing birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle dove is heard in our land.
I have found the one in who my soul delights.
I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine.” – Song of Songs

“Seduction of The Heart represents that once-in-a-lifetime feeling of an instantaneous and intense attraction between two people. It is a deep and emotional allure of two hearts physically, mentally and spiritually.”

A stretching woman is awakening to the warmth of the early Morning Sun, ready to begin another day.

Life is full of Expressions!

            Smile, frown, wrinkle your brow,

                        Blow a kiss –

            Laugh, pucker, stick out your tongue,

                        Lick your lips –

Life is full of Expressions!

The free movement of this figure is straightforward – it is without limitation and restriction, implying nothing more than Simple Joy.

"You Are the Sun of My Days and the Moon of My Nights" 20 x 26.5 x 17, Bronze

"Purity" 8 x 6.75 x 17.5, Bronze

"Inner Soul" 12 x 6.5 x 17, Bronze

"Beneath the Stars" 15.5 x 11 x 18, Bronze

"Encompassed by Love" 11.5 x 10 x 26.5, Bronze

"Conversation" 24.5 X 20.5 X 29.25