Iron Ladies
 Mary and the Art of Metal by Bro. Mel Meyer
Exhibit ran from January 15-March 1, 2003

 

Portrait of the Artist

A Florissant, Missouri native, Bro. Mel has worked as a resident artist in St. Louis over the past twenty-five years.  After joining the Marianists (Society of Mary) in 1947, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Dayton.  As a talented young artist, he was selected to work with "Yoki" Aebischer in Fribourg, Switzerland and Jacques le Chaveillier in Paris, France during 1958.  In 1960 he earned his Master of Arts at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, studying under the internationally renowned artists Ivan Mestrovic and Jean Charlot.  Today, Bro. Mel's works -- widely disseminated and recognized -- reflect not only  numerous travels, but also an ever-expanding ability to create art in a variety of media, such as metal, stone, watercolor, fresco, acrylics and handmade paper.

Bro. Mel Meyer operates the Marianist Gallery in St. Louis, which is owned by the Society of Mary, consistent with the educational and charitable goals of the Society.


Blessed Mother Seated
Rusted Steel

 


Mother and Child
 with Candle
Rolled Rusted Steel

 


Mother and Child
Buffed Steel


Mother and Child
Buffed Steel

 


Mother and Child Seated
Rusted Steel

 


Mother and Child with Candle Seated
Rolled Rusted Steel


Last Supper
Buffed Steel

 

 


Last Supper
Railroad Spikes


Holy Family
Stainless Steel


Our Lady of the Pillar
Rusted Steel with 
Handmade Candles


Mother and Child
Blue Stained Glass


Holy Family
Buffed Steel


Mother and Child (Pope's)
Buffed Steel


Stations of the Cross
Set of 15 - Steel/Black Walnut


#4 of the Stations
of the Cross
Jesus meets his Mother.

 


Mother and Child
Handmade Paper


Head of Christ
Handmade Paper

To view other works of Bro. Mel Meyer's  go to  www.melsmart.com

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