Portrait sculpture is the most complex of art
forms. Whereas painting is two dimensional, sculpting
is three dimensional . Portrait sculpting at its
highest level aims not only to capture a resemblance,
but more importantly strives to depict a subjects
character ,philosophy and inner world,.
All faces have varying degrees of beauty and
nobility. This however, in not readily apparent in
most faces. Herein lies Mr. Lanczs forte. With
great deftness , he brings to the fore , the
classical lines, the noble aspect; in other words
those traits which make every face a work of art. An
ordinary face becomes beautiful. The high artistic
excellence embodied in Mr. Lanczs classic
representations transforms the expression from the
mundane to the divine.
A bust is seldom desired by the subject him or
herself. A persons portrait is done for his or
her family members. A wife commissions a bust of her
husband for an anniversary , a retirement or
vice-versa; children of their parents, grandparents
It is a unique and profound feeling to behold the
distinctive features of ones beloved, eternally
etched in bronze. The significance of this increases
immeasurably over time,its true value evidenced 10,25
and 100 years later.
Descendants will say with pride, that the bust of
father, or grand mother was created by the sculptor
Paul Lancz. Some of his past works include the busts
of John F. Kennedy , Cardinal Paul Leger or former
mayor of Toronto , Nathan Phillips.