Biographical Statement

"One needs the historical tool to create unencumbered, using their own contemporary sensibilities." - G. L. Sussman

Mr. Sussman studied at the John Herron Art School; The Art Students League; the Ecole des Beaux-Art, Paris, France, and the Academy in Florence, Italy.

In 1973, he was awarded an Edward G. McDowell Travel Grant.

Upon his return, he became apprentice to Jose de Creeft. In 1976, Mr. Sussman became Sculptural Technician, and later Dean of Students at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine.

In 1979, he became Director of the Sculpture Center School in New York City. Under his guidance, the Center became one of the most comprehensive sculpture facilities, establishing scholarship and intern fellowship programs for sculptors. He is currently the President of Fog Hill & Co.

Mr. Sussman has had many commissions and is included in many prominent collections, notably Yale University Scroll & Key; Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall; The Museum of Science and Industry in Los Angeles, California; the Museum of the Bank of New York, Sunnyside Park, Irvington, New York; Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati Ohio; GTG Group East; and USA Today Show, Washington, DC.

He has exhibited widely at such venues as Augustus Saint Gaudens National Historic Park, New Hampshire; Bethune Gallery SUNY at Buffalo; Colby Museum at Colby College, Maine; the Museum of Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France; the Sculpture Center Gallery, New York City, and the Southern Vermont Art Center, Vermont.

He has been artist-in residence at Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France, 1990, consultant for International School of Art, Umbria, Italy,1993, and resident artist in North College, Elgin, Scotland, 1999.

Mr. Sussman is a past Director of the Art Students League Vytlacil Campus in Rockland County, New York. He is a Fellow of the National Sculpture Society, a life Member of the Art Students League and is listed in Who's Who in American Art, and Who's Who in the East.

G.L. Sussman was the 2014 recipient of " Dr. Jack R. Anderson Lectureship " from the American Academy of Facial, Plastic, and a Reconstructive Surgeons 2014. Click to see the video.

Past Founding Director of the "League Residency at Vyt", and the Elizebeth V. Sullivan Gallery of the Art Students League of N.Y. 2004-2014.
Established at Vyt:

  • International Residency Program for Post Graduates, Professors, and Professional Artists. Over 504 residents, form 35 countries, and counting.
  • Established the Elizebeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vyt, of the Art Students a League of N.Y. , with 15 curated exhibition of Fine Art.

Past Instructor of Drawing and Sculpture of the Art Students League of N.Y. 1992-2014

Established accreditation for courses taken at the ASL for St. Thomas Aquinas, and Dominican College.
Established programs such as:

  • The Art & Series; Art in Med, Art in Medicine
  • "Scroll for Japan"
  • "Insights" Artwork from Venture
  • Established the first web presence for the Art Students League of N.Y. 2004
  • Monumental Sculpture Park on the campus at Vyt

List publication in Linea:

  • Tilman Riemenschneider, Metropolitan Museum. Review for Linea, April 2000
  • David D'Angers,"Making the Modern Monument "The Frick Collection 2013 Review for Linea
  • Technical Corner, "Patination" 1998
  • "In the company of Artist", Sidney Simon 1917-1997


As Educational Director of Art Students League Vytlacil Campus and the past Director of the Sculpture Center, 1979-1989, a non profit 501C3 tax exempt educational facility in New York City, Mr. Sussman's responsibilities encompassed all operations, including by not limited to community outreach, public relations, fund raising, publications, and the on going educational facility year round. Under Mr. Sussman's leadership, many scholarships and intern fellowships were established for aspiring artists of all ages and for reaching out to other communities. As Director, Mr. Sussman often gave public presentations, lectures, and demonstrations. The Sculpture Center afforded Mr. Sussman many opportunities to work with government agencies; city, state and national regulatory agencies. An educational facility open to the public requires necessary inspections, and compliance with regulations. In addition, Mr. Sussman has experience working with public funding, with the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York Foundation of the Arts and New York Council of the Arts. In the capacity as educator, and current instructor at the Art Students League of New York, articulate leadership is critical. As instructor, a wide range of expertise in different materials, processes and technical knowledge is essential.

Expert Consultation and Public Spokesperson

G.L. Sussman has been hired as a consultant for sculptural engineering expertise, for public and private monumental installations throughout the US. In addition, Mr. Sussman was hired as a spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble's educational program for the States of California, Nevada and made public presentations on live television, radio, and all mass media.

Selected List of Clientele

  • Art Students League, New York, NY
  • Augustus St. Gaudens National Historic Park, Cornish, NH
  • Mrs.George Ball, New York, NY
  • Bank Julius Bauer, New York, NY
  • Bantam Books, New York, NY
  • Susan Blanchard Gallery, New York, NY
  • Bennington College, Bennington, VT
  • Bergen Community Museum, Paramus, NJ
  • Bethune Gallery, SUNY at Buffalo, NY
  • The Bond Market Assoc., New York, NY
  • Ellen Burston, Nyack, New York
  • Burson Marstellar Inc., New York, NY
  • BSR, Ltd. New York, NY
  • Charlesbank, New York, NY
  • Colby College, Waterville, ME
  • Conde Nast Publ., Inc. New York, NY
  • Covington & Burling, New York, NY
  • Dover Corp, New York, NY
  • Estate of Willaim Zorach, ME
  • Glamour Magazine, New York, NY
  • Richard Nash Gould, Architect, New York, NY
  • GTG Group East, USA Today. New York, NY
  • Hogland & Pierce, Portland, ME
  • Irving Trust Bank, New York, NY
  • Jensen Baird, Gardner & Henry, Portland, ME
  • Kent Historical Association, Kent, CT
  • Marlo Thomas/ Phil Donahue, Westport, CT
  • Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA
  • McKinsey & Co., Inc. New York, NY
  • McKinsey & Co., Inc. Stamford, CT
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Midtown Gallery, New York, NY
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Los Angeles, CA
  • National Arts Club, New York, NY
  • Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
  • Park McCullough Historic House, North Bennington, VT
  • Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Stamford, CT
  • Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH
  • Pucci International, New York, NY
  • Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
  • Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
  • Revlon, Inc., New York, NY
  • Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood NJ
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, VT
  • Robert Marston & Assoc., New York,NY
  • Thierry Despont, Architect, New York, NY
  • Union Mutual, Portland, ME
  • Vanity Fair Magazine, New York, NY
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Williams College, Williamstown, MA