David Michael Mandiberg

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Title: Sculptor
Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States

David Michael Mandiberg, Sculptor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Fine Arts.

Now exclusively working on commissions, Mr. Mandiberg has been a sculptor for most of his life, and is well regarded for his remarkable busts of contemporary figures like Andy Warhol and President Bill Clinton. He has worked in numerous mediums, including woodcarving and bronze, and most recently was celebrated for “Bronze Portrait of Lawyer” in 2017 and “Bronze Portrait, Chief Pontiac” in 2016. Mr. Mandiberg is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in the pages of Who’s Who in America and the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.

Born in Detroit to Jack Norman and Helen Mandiberg, Mr. Mandiberg earned a scholarship with the Art Students League, and conducted coursework with the San Francisco Art Institute. He began exhibiting early in his career, with the Detroit Artists Market in 1970. He earned a BA from Wayne State University in 1981. Mr. Mandiberg’s work found its way into a group show at the Detroit Focus Gallery in 1988, and by the mid-90s his pieces were showing in New York. He was the subject of “Metro Art and Book Talk” on Channel 11 for Media One in 1999, and continued to exhibit well in Ithaca and Detroit. In 2012, he was featured in “David Mandiberg Sculpture of the Figure”, and in 2015 he created a life-size portrait of Barry McIntosh.

Mr. Mandiberg is the recipient of 12 Award Ribbons from the Metro Carvers Club of Michigan between 1994 and 1997, and won a 1991 Second Place Award for Sculpture from the Sister Kenny Institute of Minneapolis. He served on the board of directors of the Detroit Blues Society from 1994 to 1996, and is a former treasurer of the Sculptors Guild of Michigan. He is a member of the Metro Carvers Club, the Metropolitan Detroit Recorder Society, and the National Sculpture Society. Mr. Mandiberg enjoys playing the piano, guitar, and recorder in his spare time, as well as tennis, exercise, and jazz workshops.

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