Niso, born in 1957, opened his first art studio under the direction of the Haifa University Art Department while still in high school. He continues to receive national attention for operating one of the few bronze art foundries in the Eastern United States. In 1991, he began concentrating his efforts on new works of marble, onyx, bronze, and steel. It was also during this period that Niso gained a reputation as a teacher of stone-carving, inspiring his students with his creativity and sharp eye for form and lines.
Niso is widely sought after as a sculptor of monumental work and his public commissions include The Fallen Soldier (Palm Beach County commission for Chiles Veterans Park); The Embrace (Hilton Hotel, Staten Island); Children on a Swing (Great Neck, New York); and Geometric Series and Spirals (Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia). His commissions for private art collectors run the gamut from life-sized to miniature female torsos created out of scrap metal to the abstract Geome... READ MORE