Dream Forest

Alan LeQuire is a sculptor who has become well-known for his public commissions and sensitive portraiture. LeQuire works in virtually all sculpture materials, both direct carving and clay sculpting to be cast in bronze. Alan LeQuire believes that the human figure is the single artistic subject to which all viewers inevitably respond. Monumental, miniature or life-size, LeQuire's sculptures manage to achieve a living quality, which contributes to a long-standing career of public commissions and a consistent demand for private collections.

While the monumental works of Alan LeQuire enrich the visual landscape of Nashville, many of his works, portrait sculptures and low-edition bronzes, are in institutions, including Vanderbilt University, Country Music Hall of Fame and Jack Daniel Distillery and private collections around the country. Recently LeQuire has begun touring his exhibit, Cultural Heroes, colossal portrait heads of cultural icons Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday, Marian Anderson and Woody Guthrie.

Alan LeQuire is best known for his colossal sculptures, Athena Parthenos, the largest indoor sculpture in the western hemisphere and Musica, one of the largest bronze figure groups in the world.

His most recent colossal work, Dream Forest, was unveiled July 2009.