Larry Rankin is a patriotic, all-American, seasoned man, who abides by the kind of values that built this country. He is tall, very strong and gentle of heart. He is solid and unshakeable. In these tumultuous and unsure times, it is comforting to have his sculpture present. They have strong and unshakeable foundations. They carry a strength and a sense of wholeness. They will give you strength and comfort and fortitude in unsettling times.
He emerged in California as the young starving artist, but only for a short time. His works were soon being sold throughout Beverly Hills and up and down the coast. He has had both one man shows in both galleries and museums. He has been represented by galleries that have been in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Laguna Beach. Brotherhood, a four-ton sandstone sculpture, is on permanent exhibit at Guadalajara's Jalisco State Cultural Fine Arts Center. Dozens of galleries, museums and corporate headquarters as well as magazines and books have displayed his art.
Larry Rankin has earned a formidable international reputation. From his studio in Santa Barbara, his sculptures, made of cast bronze, carved wood and stone, range from 6" to 7 1/2'. His powerful and unusual designs convey his love of family, his sense of humor, his understanding and knowledge of abstract and non-objective form. His works are equally at home in sculpture gardens, living rooms, corporate settings, in front of large building and public facilities. This All American's strength, warmth and love of his country seeps into every landscape.