Charles Allmond was a sculptor who found inspiration in the natural world. Primarily a direct carver in stone and wood, he also produced limited editions of many of his works in bronze. His distinctive style ranges from realism to abstract. Born in 1931, in Wilmington, Delaware, Allmond was a graduate of P.S. duPont High School and holds degrees in agriculture and agronomy from the University of Delaware and in law from Temple University. He served in the United States Coast Guard and worked as an agronomist, seed analyst, field man for a food processing business and manager of a crop dusting service. He practiced law for more than thirty years, and had been active in civic and cultural affairs. He authored of several scholarly and popular articles on agriculture, history, and law.
Allmond was a past president of the Society of Animal Artists, an international organization of painters and sculptors who depict living creatures in their work.
He was also frequently a judge at the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City MD.
His sculptures have been exhibited widely in the United States, Canada, and Sweden, where the work has received critical acclaim. Venues have included more than 100 museums.
He is represented in public, corporate and private collections and has received regional and national honors.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2008 Second Nature, the Sculpture of Charles Allmond, The American Swedish Historical Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Finding the Joy- The Animal Sculpture of Charles Allmond, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
2000 Charles Allmond: Through the Minds Eye, Delaware Division of the Arts, Wilmington, DE
1998 Charles Allmond/Guy Coheleach: Point/Counterpoint, Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
1987-2010 Art and the Animal, Society of Animal Artists Exhibitions
2009 Wildlife Images in Sculpture, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD
2008 Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2007 Animalier, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE
2001-2003 Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2001 Wildlife Images in Sculpture, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD
1999 Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
1999 Wildlife Images in Sculpture, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury, MD
1998 Natural Habitat: Contemporary Wildlife Artists of North America, Spanierman Gallery, New York, NY
1994-97 Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Selected Public Collections
H. R. H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
Hercules Incorporated, NY
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, WI
Morris Library, University of Delaware
St. Hubert’s Giralda Museum of Animal Art
Swedish Embassy, Washington, DC